December 06, 2014

Night Sky Quilt Top

I finished my Night Sky quilt top (pattern by Camille Roskelley) yesterday by 4pm... I was so anxious to finish it and take some pics when it started raining and it was so dark that I just did not wanna make any effort to take bad pictures. I was also hoping that with hubby at home today he could help me hanging the top but, it did not work well either (not your fault hubby, haha). I definetely need to get a different lens, mine is a 50mm that is awesome for portraits and details, but not for big objets.

After the excuses, here is my top!!! I have to say, I am very proud of this quilt! 

As I told before I used most of the fat quarters that came in these bundles. When I started my top I only could say that I really like the colors and prints in each bundle, but I couldn't picture the whole quilt in those fabrics at all. After each block done I had a mix of feelings about how my top would turn out. I even got upset with some small blocks that I could barely see the stars because my wrong background choices. 

When I was only eight blocks away to finish it I had to make it work with Kona Aqua. I LOVE this color. It just came on handy and I'm sure the aqua gave all the balance between the charcoal and grey. I tried the top on my daughter's twin size bed and it looks lovely... I definetly will share pics on her bed as soon as I get it quilted. BTW, any thoughts on how I should quilt it? (I've something in mind, but I'd Love to get some other opinions!!)

So, do you wanna keep sewing this pattern with me?! Oh, yes, I'm not done! I've another quilt in the row! I'm making it with Miss Kate by Bonnie & Camille. As I told in my previous post I've some awesome prizes (including Aurifil box threads by Camille Roskelley) and I'd love to give it away. I thought January 25th would be a good time for all of us to share our WIPs or completed quilts.
Please share what you've in mind!


Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

Beautiful! LOVE your fabric choices, you may have questioned it but wowsers! It worked out fabulously :)

Jenniffier Kramer said...

What a beautiful quilt. I have had mixed feelings about the night sky pattern. So days I think it is cute other just meh... but you version is amazingly beautiful.

Jana Machado said...

Hi Judy, I'm glad to find I'm not the only one! haha Thank you!

Hi Jennifer! I understand this kind of feeling. I have to confess that I didn't have it with Night Sky, but sometimes I do with many other patterns.
But, thank you so much for leaving your feedback, I truly appreciate it! Jana

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Congratulations on the finish - it looks wonderful!

Hildy said...

Love, love , love your quilt! It's stunning beautiful! Don't know about the quilting yet but I'll probably choose something subtle like loops or just stippling.

Sandy B. said...

It's just beautiful! Thank you for your explanation of color and how you came to use the aqua. You have great taste and the aqua DOES look great in there. I can't believe you got it done during this season! Yay!!

Snow said...

Looks great! Good work.

Yep, Jan. 25 sounds perfect for a finish date. Thanks for extending!

Shannyn said...

I LOVE stars as a theme/pattern. Yours looks amazing!! So much detail.

Jana Machado said...

Hi Hildy! I'd love to see your top! Any links to it?

Oh Sandy, you're so sweet. I don't know how I could finish this top either. Or maybe I know, skipping some cooking and not doing some dishes, hahaha

You,re welcome Snow! I'd love to see your progress!

I love stars too Shannyn that's why I couldn't resist making this pattern.
Thank you all for stopping by!!!

Ruth said...

Looks really lovely - aqua really works with the blacks too! Still piecing ... Jan25th sounds good to me!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

It looks wonderful and I love the colours you have chosen. A 50mm lens can be restrictive yet you have captured it well.

Stormy said...

I really LOVE this quilt. I haven't seen a quilt I love this much in a long time. You have inspired me!