Monday, August 30, 2010

STAR STRUCK!

Burgundy Buttons is pleased to be one of the final stops on the Star Struck Blog Tour.  Have you guys been Star Struck yet or what?

Here's a couple tidbits that Mrs Barbara shared with us on her tour:

What is your sewing room like?
It is a room that the children go through to get upstairs. This room also has the computer and piano in it. There is always a lot of activity going on around me, which I love. Yes, the quilts on the floor get walked over, pieces get flipped and turned, but it is nothing to cry about. Here is a picture of the walkway with a quilt in progress on the floor.

Do you do all your own quilting?
I do roughly 50%. I will free motion quilt on my Bernina 440, hand quilt it myself or pay someone to machine quilt on a long arm sewing machine or pay someone to hand quilt. It all depends upon the quilt and what it calls for.

And now for the prizes!
There are three prizes!

A lucky first place winner will receive  copy of Barbara's book Star Struck Quilts.  Learn to Mix and Match Blocks and Center Stars for up to 27 Different Quilts.  Create 9 shimmering star quilts to adorn the walls of your home .  Build your star-making skills-start out with simple patterns and move to more complex patterns as you learn.  Create delightful stars out of diamonds.  Create different designs by simply changing the color and/or size of the diamonds.  Learn to create perfect 8-point centers that lie flat.  Learn to take advantage of a fabric's design or motif with fussy cutting .

Second Place winners will receive a Pen Style Chaco Liner, Best Press Spray and Flower Head Pens.

And finally, at the end of the tour, 1 winner will receive this Fat Quarter Bundle from RJR and a 25.00 Gift Certificate from Patchwork Plus.  This winner will be forwarded to Barbara and announced on her blog.


  
To enter, leave a comment here at Burgundy Buttons and tell us about any experience or fears you have had with STAR quilts.  (admittedly, I have always been intimidated but am ready to take on the challenge).
 
Winners will be selected by a random number generator.  The first two will be posted here on September 2nd, and the last prize winner posted on Barbara's site shortly thereafter.  Make sure to leave us your contact info!

And don't forget to share a little Burgundy Love with these fine bloggers as well, not to mention leave comments on thier blogs for extra winning opportunities!

http://pauljuliagraber.xanga.com// August 23

http://pollythepatchworker.xanga.com// August 24

http://www.quilterscornerva.com/blog/ August 25

http://www.dorcassmucker.blogspot.com// August 26

http://cvquiltworks.blogspot.com/ August 27

http://www.girottifamily.typepad.com/ August 28

http://www.spunsugarquilt.com/August 29

http://imquilternity.blogspot.com/ August 30

http://littleladypatchwork.blogspot.com/ Sept 1

http://tazziequilts.blogspot.com/ Sept 2
 
HAVE FUN!
 

81 comments:

  1. I have never made a star quilt, but they are so beautiful, I would love to try!
    deserae (at) gmail (dot) com

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  2. YIKES! Number one never wins!! I have only made a lone star quilt so I would REALLY like to try a star quilt...by the way LOVE this give away!! Take care!!
    Paulette

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  3. Star quilts intimidate me! I'd love to learn some tips and tricks for putting them together.
    crafts[at]oursideofthemountain[dot]com

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  4. have made a few star quilts and now i have to advance my skill level and this book should do it
    kathy

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  5. That looks like a beautiful book! I haven't made a star quilt yet, but I have a wonky star quilt in the making right now, but usually points and I aren't the best of friends. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  6. They are one of my favorite blocks to make. I love the wonky star block by Silly BooDilly. I would like to make a more detailed and complex star block in the future and you have given me some ideas. Thanks!

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  7. I've never done a star quilt but did one that had a block with some HST that made it look a bit like a star. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  8. I tried a lone star once, when I was a "beginner"! I thought it was beautiful and seemed like it would work. Alas, no, it was a complete mess and I threw it away. I'm still not experienced enough to do it correctly (without tears!) so I'll just wait.

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  9. I think stars are beautiful, but they intimidate the heck out of me! I did a little one, in a paper-piecing class. That was *just* enough. Unless maybe I am the lucky recipient of a book that walks me through it...! :)

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  10. I have never mad one but they look hard but neat.

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  11. I haven't made any star quilts yet. I have made a few star blocks. This book may be just what I need to take on the challenge of a lone star quilt!

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  12. I'm glad I'm not the lone blogger who hasn't made a star quilt. As a novice, I'm still gaining experience, perhaps, later.

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  13. I sure am starstruck, LOL, and would love to see the inside of Barbara's book. Thanks for counting me in.

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  14. I always admired all thos star quilts, but never did one myself. This would be a good start!Thanks for the chance to win this book.

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  15. I just made my first one this month! My mom taught me how to, now I'm addicted!

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  16. I have never made a star quilt...I'm actually still only in the midst of my very FIRST quilt. But I see many more, including all of the adorable stars, in my future!!! :)

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  17. I'm making a star quilt right now. I'm thrilled with how it looks.

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  18. I have done a couple of small star blocks, but I have never made a lone star quilt! I think with Barbara's book I would be ready for the challenge. :)
    I love the star quilt at the top of your post.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  19. I have no experience with making a star quilt, I'm still struggling with my first quilt...

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  20. I love star quilts and would be happy to win this beautiful book!

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  21. The quilts in this book are beautiful!! I haven't made a star quilt, but would love to try :)


    Thank you for the give away!

    SheilaC

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  22. I like stars of all sorts. I really like patterns where the star is a big surprise and sort of hides among the other pieces-but once it comes into your vision, you can't ignore it. I'd love to have this book. I think every quilt should have a star someplace.

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  23. hello burgundy buttons......enjoyed your site.....also the new tidbits from Barbara's book. I used to do mostly piecing, very elementary patterns, then turned to hand quilting. Presently, neither. ;( Hummm....now I'm looking eagerly at renewing a past hobbies.

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  24. I started, but never finished, a Star of Bethlehem. I took a class at a quilt show, and lost momentum after I got home. I admire the wonderful stars in this book. Kathie L in Allentown

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  25. I've only tried maverick stars which are very fun. I'd love to try the real thing! Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful book:)

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  26. Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous book!!

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  27. Thanks for the chance to win. I have never made a star quilt!
    colleen
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  28. I want to start a lone star quilt so badly, have a plastic template to cut my diamonds, etc, but I'm just too intimidated to try. And I somehow always manage to find another project to work on instead that's easier :/

    abbybeth(at)hotmail(.)com

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  29. I think stars are absolutely gorgeous, but I'm terrified of them! To have a book of stars that's beginner friendly is awesome!

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  30. Star quilts are fascinating to me, yet I've never made one. Looking at Barbara's pictures, I see one in my future.

    nan@deanas.msstate.edu

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  31. I love anything stars, this looks like a great book. Thanks for the givaway

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  32. I love stars but always worry about matching those points!!!
    Gill

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  33. My very first quilt was a Morning Star--all cut out by hand, pieced by hand AND quilted by hand! (Lest you think I'm some kind of nut, I didn't have a sewing machine back then--that's when we used templates to trace around, etc) We've come A LONG way since then!! Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the giveaways! Peggy B.

    montanagirlpjb@centurytel.net

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  34. I'm still enjoying the tour!

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  35. Stars can be intimidating, but then, there are no quilt police, so...

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  36. Haven't made a star quilt but it sure is possible with this book. Looking forward to getting the book whether I win or buy it.

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  37. So far, stars have scared me! But they are so pretty and impressive, I would love to make one!

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  38. Barbara's quilts are so amazing! Intimidating-yes, but what a wonderful accomplishment to have made one myself!

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  39. What amazing quilts. Barbara is an amazing quilter. I love stars. I've made a couple of quilts but like some others have mentioned matching the points is the thing that can be intimidating. Thanks for including me in this sweet giveaway :-)

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  40. I haven't attempted a star quilt but love the way they look.

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  41. I started quilting a year ago and haven't made a star quilt yet, but I am working my way up to it. Because of this book, a star quilt will likely get made sooner rather than later!

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  42. Thanks for asking her about how she quilts her quilts. I was wondering. :o)

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  43. I am still new at this, and trying to figure out triangles half the time. These stars look cool, but way past my level of expertise.

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  44. I have pieced several star patterned quilts and would love to win a copy of Barbara's new book.

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  45. My intro to paperpiecing was star - TIM'S STAR as a BOM on a quilting forum.I was petrified - had heard lots from PPing naysayers. But it was so beautiful, I just had to have one - I did it & it's still on my wall today!

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  46. the book looks awesome, thanks for the great giveaway

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  47. Would really like to win a copy of Barbara's book and try some of these star patterns. Stars are a challenge for me - all those points to keep crisp and seams to match. Thank you for hosting the giveaway. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  48. I haven't made a star quilt yet, but it's something I've been wanting to try. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this beautiful book!

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  49. I love star quilts and am looking for a new challenge.

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  50. I made a lone star quilt years ago, it was bit harder than a regular quilt but definitely worth the work. Thanks for the chance to win...I got my fingers crossed.

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  51. I love star blocks, so would really love a copy of this book! I am am moderator on a yahoo group and one year hosted a block every other week (BEOW for short) that was all star blocks in different sizes. That was fun!

    Sandy A

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  52. I love star blocks, but have never made anything very difficult. I would love to get this book to make some stunning star quilts.
    Winona

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  53. I have never made a lone star quilt. This new book is quite exciting. Look at the cover quilt. Bev in BC
    ebhalohaatgmaildotcom

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  54. Does the fact that "the closest I've ever come to a star quilt is looking at one" count for the fact that I would still like to win this book?
    Oh, dear. I certainly hope so! Here's trying!

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  55. I am looking forward to making a star quilt for the first time once I get a copy of Barbara's book!

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  56. I've never made one either! I can just imagine the pain of getting all those little points to hit out just right! I'd love to try though.

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  57. I've never made a star quilt, but after seeing some of the ones from the book, I would like to one day!

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  58. Thanks for the giveaway. This book sounds wonderful.

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  59. Can't wait to get a copy of this book. Thank you for the opportunity to be in the drawing.

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  60. Count me in! I am enjoying this blog tour for Barbara's book.

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  61. Thank you for the chance to win this book. I would so love to make a star. I have never made one though I attempted one last summer.

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  62. What a beautiful star quilt it will be whoever wins the prize. The fabrics are stunning. I've never attempted a star quilt yet. Someday.....

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  63. My love for quilts and esp. Star Quilts started at a young age. When I was thirteen I pieced a queen sized Broken Rainbow Star... I still love stars and look forward to seeing more of Barbara's work!

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  64. I'm working on a star quilt. The book is beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  65. I haven't seen that top photo, I love it!Thank you for this chance!

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  66. What an awesome giveaway. The quilts are just awesome.

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  67. I like star quilts but all those points!

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  68. I would love to try some of these quilts.

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  69. love the book and sewing!!

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  70. I love that Barbra sews in the "midst" of her family life! We can all learn from that.
    My biggest fears are of bias edges with diamonds. I am getting better with them but I hope that Barbra will have some ideas on making them "fearless"
    Love your site and glad to have found it through this little book hop!

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  71. Now that is a STAR quilt if ever there was one.
    mhorst@kw.igs.net

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  72. I'm contemplating several lone star type quilts (big stars and little stars -- lots of them). I'm using the strip piecing technique, and so far my sample has turned out fine!

    b/

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  73. I'm a newbie and have never tried a Lone Star pattern. Hey, maybe with this book, I'll be set to start my first one! Thank you for hosting your part of the book tour!
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  74. they scare me for true!!! would love to win this book or any of the other prizes! thanks for the chance!

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  75. I love Lone Star quilts, but the thought of inset seams has always scared me silly.

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  76. Hmmm, not sure if my post went through. Thank you for having another chance to win this fantastic book!! I have never been intimidated with any star, but then I'm a hand piecer and Y seams are a breeze. I look forward to being inspired to actually make a lone star quilt if I win the book :0)

    Crispy

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  77. Barbara taught me how to make "Y" seams. I'm so grateful!

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  78. Excellent post. This book sounds amazing. I'd love to make a lone star quilt with it!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  79. My biggest fear of star quilts is it sticking up like a D-cup when you're done and no amount of ironing will make it lay flat!
    They are beautiful quilts, though, when they behave and lay flat.

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  80. My fear of star quilts is that they will not be flat when they are finished.

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