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It's been a long time

Guess what's finished and on its way to the long armer?

I worked on this top for a little more than 2 years, and I. Love. It.
Just a teaser shot for now, thanks for your patience...


  1. Tada! Only two years it took you? I'd say that's remarkable for all that hand work.

  2. Congratulations! It'll be fun to see it all quilted.

  3. It's stunning! Did you applique the diamonds onto the turquoise fabric, or did you sew them together? I'm doing a diamond quilt because I was inspired by you, but am not sure how I want to finish it.

  4. Hi Jessica! That looks so beautiful! I'm sure you are happy to see it finished after so much work! I love the pattern and colours you have chosen! Funny photo on your header with adorable fabric! x Teje

  5. Wow! That is exciting :-) What a milestone!

  6. Oh Jess, it looks wonderful! What a great accomplishment. Can't wait to see it all quilted. Ox

  7. Good for you! It looks really beautiful!

  8. Congrats! So exciting! What is the finished size? I can't wait for mine to be done.

  9. It is wonderfullllll please more pictures!!

  10. AWESOME!!! Jealous :-)) just jealous over here...

  11. Beautiful! I'd also love some clarification on how to finish the edges. I started my star quilt a couple of weeks ago, and really don't know what to do with the edges. Do you applique it to a strip for the border? I haven't decided how large mine is going to be. I'm finding that I can make the stars pretty quickly, but stitching them together is quite time consuming. Thanks for the great inspiration.

  12. Jessica, I've made many quilts by machine but YOU inspired me to try this and now everyone keeps asking "How many stars do you have done and how many more to you have to do?" It is very addicitive!!!! I'll need more instructions on how to addthe border - but that may be another year to a year and a half :-}!! Thanks for keeping us up with your life.
    LIsa in Missouri

  13. Beautiful! What an accomplishment! Can't wait to see the whole thing! And, I join many others in saying: your blog inspired me to try English Paper Piecing, and I've fallen in love with it! Thanks for that, and keep up the good work!

  14. Can't wait to see the whole thing coz that teaser is gorgeous

  15. awesome job on an awesome quilt! looks great!


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