Monday, November 30, 2015

ALYOF Goal Achieved!

My November ALYOF goal was to piece my Night Sky quilt top.  Goal achieved!!!  I finished up late last night but had to wait until today to get a photo.

Night Sky was easy to piece, but it took some time.  Half triangles were sewn together and then sewn to the diamonds.  This created a triangle, and three triangles were pieced to make a half hexagon.


Although the pieces become full hexagons in the quilt top, they are pieced together as half hexagons for easy piecing.


It was a tad windy trying to take a photo.


Now the difficult decision...how to quilt this (and thread colour).  Your suggestions are appreciated.



Linking up with the ALYOF November finishes link up.  Stop by to see all the goals that were achieved this month.



19 comments:

Dominique said...

Wow, Anja, it's beautiful! I can't believe you finished piecing that thing... They were just tiny bits (well, a bunch of tiny things held together) when I last saw it! Not sure how to quilt it, but i think a darkish gray would look great. I first thought "black ", but on second thought, it would be lost on the black background and too harsh on the vibrant colours. Something between medium gray and charcoal would be my choice.

Sandy said...

It is absolutely stunning. I think the wind helped - it's a very cool photo. I would use a med/dark grey thread on all of it, even the colors. Congrats on your finish.

Lara B. said...

Oh Anja! You've taken my breath away with this quilt! It is utterly gorgeous! I love all the subtle shades you out together in your bright stars. Set against the black background, it is spectacular! I'm no help with advice about quilting it. I think I might do every star separately in thread to match... but that's a tall order.

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

This came together beautifully, Anja! Isn't Julie so clever in her piecing? I am partial to a ROYGBIV rainbow variegated form Aurifil (3817, I believe). I also think you can't go wrong with black or dark gray here.

KaHolly said...

You did it! And is it ever beautiful! I'm in awe! You said it was easy to piece, yet it looks like an awful lot of work to me! Congratulations on your finish and on meeting your Nov. goal!XO

Valerie Levy said...

Holy Crap Girl! You finished it! You are on fire! This is absolutely stunning... I concur with everyone above, medium grey thread...but the "how to" is beyond me.

Valerie Levy said...

Oh...and how many Kona kandies are in this baby? Betcha you scratched more off your list! Did you buy a kit or figure it out yourself?

Gale Bulkley said...

That is a beauty.

Cheryl said...

This quilt can together so beautifully, beautiful piecing. I just love all of the colors set against the dark background.

Colleen said...

Breathtaking! This is just so beautiful words escape me. Great work!

Sandra Walker said...

Anja this is simply gorgeous! I love that hexagons are easy to put together if you do it in halves (Bethany Reynolds, Stack 'n Whack queen showed me that). Love love the colours here. MMMM! As for quilting, oooh, I'd check out Angela Walters, but also Kathleen Quilts sites, also Judi Madsen for ideas. So many possibilities here! Is it for you?

Stitchin At Home said...

This is beautiful Anja!

Jennie Wallick said...

It is stunning! It would depend on what color the back is going to be. Sometimes I think too much quilting can be distracting to the quilt top itself. I know that's not a popular way to finish a quilt though. I would only quilt in the black area with a very dark gray almost black. For the fabulous stars I would carefully use a color that matches each star and stitch in the ditch. It's a lot of tying off but it would mimic the colors and design from front to black.

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Your pic of the finished top,is wicked good! You were down to the wire on this one. There's just something about publicly stating a goal (and the prospect of prizes) that is just so damned motivating. It looks great!

Lisa J. said...

You did a wonderful job on this Anja. It's gorgeous.

Little Black Cat Quilting said...

So bold, awesome job! So many pretty Konas too! Congrats on meeting your goal! :)

Jo Ferguson said...

Congrats on reaching such a huge goal. It's absolutely gorgeous.

Tish Stemple said...

Congrats on reaching your goal. This quilt is beautiful! I can't wait to see how you decide to quilt it.

Liz said...

Stunning! congrats on reaching your goal.