Friday, January 27, 2012

Radiant Star {giveaway}

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Well, I didn't finish my quilt top like I wanted to.  I can't convince myself that Kona medium grey is going to work in place of ash.  I'm afraid that the points of my star {since they are darker} would get lost in the darker background.

So even though I'm frustrated, let's have a giveaway!  Free things always make me feel better. :)



Eleanor Burns has generously offered one Radiant Star book with the bias stripper ruler to one of my readers.  Both the book and the ruler are amazing to work with and they are the reason I was able to piece my star so quickly.

How do you win?

Leave 1 comment telling me why you want to make this quilt.  I know it's on some quilting bucket lists while others may want to learn precise piecing and matching points.  Or maybe you have the perfect fabric for a quilt like this!

For a 2nd entry, become a new follower or already be a follower.  Leave a separate comment telling me that you are a follower.

The giveaway will be open until Monday, January 30th at 10:00 am CST.  Shortly after 10am on the 30th I will announce the winner and hopefully show off my finished quilt top!

Have a wonderful weekend and wish me luck in finding some Kona ash!



166 comments:

Effie said...

Why do I want to make one... I've never done one before and anything that makes the job easy is OK by me...

Denise said...

I Love the radiant star! and Eleanor Burns makes it look so easy. I'm a new quilter so I think this would be a bit of a challenge but with the right tools - why not! Great giveaway!

Denise said...

I am also a follower!

Sharon B said...

I am a follower!

Sharon B said...

Why? I love stars and I do have a wonderful fabric line in mind I can see made up for this quilt

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

I have been a long time admirer of Eleanor Burns and would love to try a new tool of hers along with her book.

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

I am a follower already!!

Gwendolyn35 said...

I made Eleanor Burns' quilt in a day log cabin quilt several years ago. I would love to make another of her quilts!

Gwendolyn35 said...

I AM a follower of That girl... That quilt!

Liz said...

I'm a loyal follower!

Liz said...

My grandmother had a very similar one on the wall of the "nursery" (kids' room) while I was growing up. I adore anything that reminds me of her. She was the one that taught me to quilt! I'd love to make one but have always been so intimidated because traditional patterns seem so complicated. Eleanor's looks doable! Thanks for the giveaway!

gill said...

Perfect points is a great idea!!!

gill said...

I'm a follower!

Kasey said...

It's a bucket list quilt for me. Growing up, my parents bought a quilt like that from the Mennonite relief auction, and it hung in our stairwell. I used to stare at it and told my parents I wanted to make one just like it.

Kasey said...

I'm already a follower- thanks for the chance to win!

knottygnome said...

that is such a lovely quilt pattern! i've never seen that ruler before and i'd love to try it.

knottygnome said...

i follow your blog in google reader

Elsa said...

I'm really into doing stars right now and would love to have the pattern and ruler!
Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Elsa said...

I've been following you through thick and thin for a while now!

Shelbi said...

I want to do that star so bad because it is so beautiful. I saw one I LOVED in Madison, VA and have wanted to make one ever since. It is on the top of my WANT TO MAKE list. I would love for it to be easier!!!

Shelbi said...

I am a follower and read every post! LOVE Google reader!!!

suemac said...

I am a follower. I have so many irons in the fire right now this quilt is not on my radar.

819545a0-663d-11e0-88c0-000bcdcb5194 said...

Color is the most important part of quilting for me, and the radiant star has so many possibilities for color play! VermontPines at aol dot com.

kaschmir said...

I would like to make one in the Hope Valley fabrics that I've been hoarding. So far I have never tried anything with diamonds, I was too scared of all the streching and bias edges. Maybe this is a chance to tackle this? Thanks for offering this giveaway.

kaschmir said...

I would like to make one in the Hope Valley fabrics that I've been hoarding. So far I have never tried anything with diamonds, I was too scared of all the streching and bias edges. Maybe this is a chance to tackle this? Thanks for offering this giveaway.

Lee Ann said...

I've always wanted to make a lone star quilt and this will make it easy peasy! Thank you for a chance to win. :-)

Lee Ann said...

I'm a follower! :-)

Kiera said...

I'd like to make one just to challenge myself. It's beautiful!

Kiera said...

I'm a follower!

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

Would love to give this pattern a whirl and the ruler sound fantastic!

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

I am already a follower. :)

Rebecca said...

I want to make a king-size lone-star quilt for our bedroom, and have been looking at fabrics and patterns, trying to decide which ones to go with for quite a while now. This would be a fabulous pattern to use, thanks for the chance at winning it!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Rebecca said...

I follow :)

Lisa said...

I'd want to make the quilt to challenge myself. I am fairly new to quilting and with three little ones and no craft room I don't get to do it as much as I'd like.

Lisa said...

I'm also a follower and I am very glad that I am!

Alisa said...

I've been wanting to make this quilt for a long time. I want to hang it above my stairs. I think it's a gorgeous 'for show' kind of quilt.

Alisa said...

I'm a follower

piece peace said...

I am a happy follower.

piece peace said...

The radiant star would definitely be a skill builder for me as I am a relatively new quilter/sewer. Thank you for the chance to win.

brownj6610 said...

I took a class from Eleanor last June, and she mentioned that this ruler was in the pipeline. I have been watching her website for news of availability, but nothing. I want this ruler badly, so that I can make a lone star quilt I wanted to make for a long time. That book looks like it is amazing.

brownj6610 said...

I am a follower already, so I'm hoping to win this book and ruler which I absolutely need.

Andrea said...

Wow I would love to practice piecing. I've wanted to make something like this for awhile. Plus I think it would make a great quilt for my daughters bed. I'm thinking a bunch of solids in purples and grays.

Venus de Hilo said...

This is a "bucket list" design for me, and the book and ruler would sure make it easier! I even have some fabrics that would look wonderful with this design...

Venus de Hilo said...

... and I've been a follower for a while now.

Leah said...

Already a follower! I have a few of your quilts in my line-up to make!
Leah

Leah said...

I'v been looking for the perfect quilt to make for our new house that would go in the living room... I think this would be a perfect match! Plus I already have the fabric, just looking for a great pattern! Thanks for the give-away opp!

Leah

Charlotte said...

A lone star has been on my 'must make before I die' list for ages! I would love anything that makes it easier!

Samantha K said...

First off-Good for you for not just going ahead and finishing the quilt with the grey you had, that's what I would have done b/c when I am so close to finishing something, I want it done immediately. I would love to be able to make this quilt-it is something that has made its way to my quilting bucket list! I'm thinking I probably wouldn't create it though without the ruler-any other way seems imtimidating! Can't wait to see yours finished!

Samantha K said...

I am officially a follower now as well-I've been reading your blog for quite some time and really enjoy it.

cyclejane said...

I have an old, old quilt passed down from my grandmother that is a Radiant Star in shades of orange. I would love to try to make one of my own.

cyclejane said...

I am a follower too!

Sue Bone said...

I just love those stars. They look deceptively simple

LindaSchiffer said...

I have two reasons for wanting to make this type of quilt. First, I love the geometry and color play you can use to create a truly radiating star. Second, my husband is an astronomer and I'd like to make this design for him.

:) Linda

TKYoung said...

I am a follower!

TKYoung said...

I would really like this book because I have only made block quilts. I am ready to try my hand in the piecing that a quilt like this takes.

Susan said...

I have seen this quilt and the book in a quilt shop. Beautiful. Seeing yours has really inspired me to add it to my list. I didn't know there was a ruler! Thanks for the chance to win!

Susan said...

I am a follower and love your blog!

EG said...

I love seeing traditional or old-fashioned looking quilts in modern fabrics/ bright colors!

EG said...

I follow, of course!

Bailey said...

I love this! I want to make this b/c I have fabric that I overbought almost 15 yrs ago and have been trying to use up and one more quilt will use up that fabric!

Bailey said...

I'm a follower

Live a Colorful Life said...

I attempted Radiant Star with Eleanor Burns' first edition of the book. I actually saw her at the Road2California quilt show last weekend.I should have said hi...

Ana said...

I have never made one before and would love to win the book and ruler to help me get started.

Minnie said...

I'd love to try making this star because it's beautiful and I bet no-one would believe I made it myself!

mtnquiltr said...

I do have the perfect fabric, how did you know? It's a batik collection that didn't get used on another project. This project would be just right for it!

mtnquiltr said...

I'm a long time follower.

Jackie said...

Ok - this quilt is such a challenge, and I think I'm ready to tackle it. It is beautiful!

Jackie said...

I am a follower!

Ebony said...

I have always loved Lone Star quilts but have never had the guts to make one yet. This ruler looks like it would make the piecing much easier. Thanks for the chance to win!

Ebony said...

Although I had you in my favourites before, I am now a follower.

Thanks for another chance to win!

iluvmybugs said...

Love this radiant star pattern. I'm a new quilter and would love to make a quilt with it....thanks for the chance!!
~Terry~

iluvmybugs said...

I'm already one of your followers Jennifer :o)

Betty said...

To me this pattern is a real American classic, but way to difficult. My trust in you is huge, I believe you when you say: this will do the trick!

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Furball Farm Quilting said...

I've always wanted to make the radiant star, but I'm always time poor. I like the idea of this classic, being made in a more efficient manner. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Furball Farm Quilting said...

I'm already a follower of your blog.

Cindy said...

Even though I admite them, I've never made a Radiant Star nor a Lonestar - the technique interests me, but not enough to try the y-seams. However, I would be interested in learning Eleanor Burns' technique!

Cindy said...

I am now a follower of your blog! Thank you!

NurseBrandy said...

I'd love to make this quilt for TWO reasons: I've always wanted to make a star quilt, but have been too chicken... And this year is my sister's 20-year wedding anniversary. I'd LOVE to make her and my BIL this quilt for their anniversary!!

:)

NurseBrandy said...

I'm a follower!! :)

JustPam said...

I would love to learn a new technique. I like to make some challenging quilts interspersed with some fun but easy quilts.

JustPam said...

I am a follower.

lindaroo said...

I'm a follower!

lindaroo said...

I've been admiring this star for a while, and if you say the Eleanor Burns method makes it doable, I'd like to give it a try!

traceyjay said...

Beautiful!
Yes I'd love to learn more about this... (though I highly question the "quilt in a day" claim)... at least with a baby and toddler around!

traceyjay said...

of course I'm a follower. :)

Carol said...

I finally decided that I really want to make this quilt when I saw the progress you have on yours. Even though I wouldn't use all the colors you did, I love how yours looks.

Carol said...

I have been a follower for quite awhile now.

Renea said...

I am a new follower.

Renea said...

I have always wanted to try to make one of these quilts. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Needled Mom said...

I have always wanted to make a star quilt like that and I love Eleanor's ease in describing it.

Needled Mom said...

I am a follower already.

Quilt Monkey said...

Radiant Star has always been on my list of quilts to make. I put it off because I was worried about the bias edges. But if anyone can make it easy, it's Eleanor Burns! Thanks for having the giveaway!

Quilt Monkey said...

I'm already a follower!

Alli said...

The radiant star looks amazing! That's my reason. :D

Alli said...

I follow your blog in my reader! Thanks for the giveaway!

Janet said...

I Love the radiant star and love the idea that Eleanor Burns has made it easier to accomplish. Great giveaway. Thanks.

Janet said...

I'm a follower

Marsha Clark said...

I love all stars & would love to make one like this !!!

Marsha Clark said...

I am a follower......

Patti said...

I'd love to make this pattern with the fabulous perfect points! Thanks for the chance to win.

Patti said...

I am also a follower! Thanks

KOcanQuilt said...

I remember seeing this type of quilt through the years and I always wondered if it was hard. I would love to give it a try.

KOcanQuilt said...

I have been a follower for a while now.

Sarah said...

Since I started quilting, I've made them for friends and family, but I have yet to make one for myself. I love this pattern and would love to have this quilt for me.

Sarah said...

And I just started following you last week.

maryc said...

Love Eleanor Burns and now that I have seen yours, I love the Radiant Star. I would love to try to make one.

Lexi said...

It's a truly beautiful quilt that is timeless. Made with easier techniques means even I could make one! Thanks for the giveaway. lexilucas@gmail.com

Allison said...

I've always admired this pattern, and Eleanor Burns' book & ruler seems like a great way to jump in and give it a try! thanks for the giveaway :)

Allison said...

Yes, I'm a follower! :)

M-R said...

It's on my bucket list! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

M-R said...

I'm a follower too!

SallySews said...

I've always wanted to make this quilt, it is so beautiful. My grandmother made quilts using this quilt pattern and gave her quilts to family & friends. I'm blessed to have my fathers that she made. Would love to make this someday for my daughters.

stitchinpenny said...

The challenge of trying the piecing - the whole thing is exciting!

Kara said...

I have always wanted to make one of these, but it's always been WAY too intimidating...but you made it look do-able (still not easy, because judging by that star, you're light years ahead of me). Love this giveaway, thank you!

Diane said...

I love that quilt and want to try the technique and tool!

Diane said...

I am a follower

2lovebirds said...

I am a follower!

2lovebirds said...

I love STARS!!! It's on my bucket list. Thank you for this great giveaway!!!

Jess said...

I'd love to learn precise piecing like in this quilt - plus it just looks amazing!

Jess said...

I'm a follower :)

Emily said...

I love this pattern and would love to make a quilt like this for my family!

Emily said...

I'm a follower

Mims said...

i'd love to make a quilt like this for our bed.

Mims said...

i'm a follower!

Jo said...

The first quilt I ever owned I bought at a little thrift shop in Mena Arkansas. It was many years ago it has now vanished I am guessing with one of my boys or one of their friends, you inow how things weem to walk away over the years. It was very similar to the Radiant Star quilt. I would love to try to make one that is similar to the one I lost.

Jo said...

I am a folower

mac said...

I am a follower.

mac said...

I have always wanted to make a star and am interested in using glue instead of pins. I would like to use some of my William Morris stash for this - timeless classic.

Berlinquilter said...

I would love to make a radiant star quilt, and I love Eleanor Burns. She is so funny.I like the classical look of this quilt.

Berlinquilter said...

I am a follower!

AKing said...

Would love to make this quilt for our guild charity auction. Thanks for the chance!

Mónica López said...

owwww it's lovely!

Mónica López said...

and... I am a follower!

CitricSugar said...

That is completely out of my comfort zone and a technique I haven't mastered at all.

Plus, the design is different than any of the quilts I've ever tried.

Marcia W. said...

I've never made a star quilt and oh so want to... Eleanor Burns has the reputation of publishing great directions and techniques for accuracy, which this quilt requires. What a challenge! I would love to win this book and tool so can make a Radiant Star in my lifetime. Plus, I can practice throwing the scraps over my shoulder for good luck! Thanks for the chance.
p.s. I too like Kona Ash better than the charcoals.

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debbie said...

I have always loved this pattern. Thanks for the cool giveaway.

Debbie hall

Quiltingathome@earthlink.net

debbie said...

I am a follower of your wonderful blog. Delightful eye candy, and such awesome colors.

Debbie hall

Quiltingathome@earthlink.net

Janet P said...

I want to make this quilt, and have for many years as my great-grandmother made a quilt like this and it's starting to fall apart. This is the only quilt I inherited. I think it is one of the prettiest quilts and I want to make several to pass along, especially since I'm from Texas. Thanks for the giveaway.

Janet P said...

I now follow your blog. Thanks for the giveaway.

Janet P said...

I want to make this quilt, and have for many years as my great-grandmother made a quilt like this and it's starting to fall apart. This is the only quilt I inherited. I think it is one of the prettiest quilts and I want to make several to pass along, especially since I'm from Texas. Thanks for the giveaway.

Amelia said...

Oooooh! This has been on my to do list for too long now. Seeing your gorgeous quilt come together is just the inspiration I need!! Thanks for the chance to win. Fingers crossed :)

Amelia said...

And of course I'm a follower!!

Jodi said...

Oh I'd love to make a quilt like this. I have a UFO from a few years ago of a wall hanging something similar to this quilt. I was not able to get it all matched up so in the bag it went. hehe. I'd love to try Eleanor's pattern and ruler.

Thank you for the giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Jodi said...

Yes ma'am, I'm a follower already.

Thanks again for a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Cheryl said...

I am a follower of your feisty blog

Cheryl said...

I want a giant star quilt on my bed!

QuiltyGirl said...

I love the marriage of modern fabric and a traditional pattern. I would love to make this quilt!

QuiltyGirl said...

I'm a follower. :)

Kira said...

I follow.

Kira said...

I don't have the perfect colors...Oh. Maybe I do. My daughter wants to make that featured quilt. We've looking at it for a year.

SoozeM said...

I just love Eleanor Burns, she is so much fun and her patterns are so easy to follow! This quilt is definitely on my "must do" list!

SoozeM said...
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SoozeM said...

I am a follower!

hueisei said...

Look like very interesting quilt. I love to take the challenge to make it!

hueisei said...

I'm a follower.

Quilter in The Gap aka Rhonda said...

It has been on my quilting bucket list as long as I have been quilting but it seems so difficult ans so time consuming. Maybe this will make it doable.

Quilter in The Gap aka Rhonda said...

I am a follower.

Kathy said...

Proud to be a follower of your very informative and interesting (and usually pretty funny) blog!!

Kathy said...

I would love to make the Radiant Star because way back when in the 1980s my mom and I took a Quilt in a Day class to make our first quilt--it took much longer than one day!! I love Eleanor Burns and would like to make a more challenging quilt using her great directions. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Susanne said...

This pattern looks challenging. But I want to try new things. And I think this pattern would look awesome with solids :)
Susanne

Susanne said...

I follow :)
Susanne

Karen said...

It is such a classic pattern. I had hoped you would have a giveaway :)

Karen said...

I am a follower :)

Stacy said...

I would love to make this quilt. My interest on quilting started with a beautiful star quilt. I was working as a security guard at a musuem and there was this quilt that I looked at for hours, loving it! I have yet to make one.......
Stacy

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