Blogger’s Quilt Festival

May 21, 2010

This is my entry for the

I have one quilt that is my absolute favorite of not only the quilts that I have made this year, but of all the quilts I have ever made…

It is my Starry Night Quilt:

The Starry Night (Unlit)

It’s little – measuring at just 17 x 22 inches, but it was a huge first for me.. or rather several firsts:

My first art quilt. My first raw edged applique. My first time working completely without a pattern. My first time playing it by ear with free motion quilting. My first time that I liked the finished quilt enough to want to hang it on a wall.

And my first time sewing with LED lights:

The Starry Night With LEDs

The LEDs are sewn in with conductive thread and connected to a little round battery. I got the LED sewing kit from Maker Shed.

I had been wanting to make a Starry Night quilt because I think the painting is so haunting. When I saw the LED sewing kit, I knew that it was meant to be.

Anyway, thanks for checking it out, and don’t forget to click on the link at the top to check out everyone else’s quilts 🙂



  1. That is awesome! I love it! I’ve been checking out a few of the quilts and this one is the most amazing 🙂

    • Thanks Tawny!
      PS. Now that I’m starting to plan a wedding – I am thoroughly enjoying reading your posts on diy wedding stuff.

  2. That is OUTSTANDING !

    Congrats on all the firsts……….you’re GROWING !

  3. You sewed with LED lights? What an amazing idea! That is fantastic.

  4. FUN!

  5. How cool! I totally aspire to be an art quilter some day, so congrats to you for actually making the leap and doing something about it instead of just aspiring like me!

    • Thank you! It was such a push out of my comfort zone, but I’m really glad I did it 🙂

  6. I can see why this is your favorite; this is fabulous.

  7. That is stunning! How beautiful!

  8. wow!!! it’s great!

  9. Very much good work!
    Congratulations the beautiful quilt

  10. I LOVE IT!
    I LOVE IT!
    I LOVE IT!

    I’m a Van Gogh fan!

    • Haha, thanks Michelle! I’m glad that my little quilt does it justice 🙂

  11. Oh my gosh. I love it. You rock. This is amazing!

  12. it looks great…easily recognizable whether or not it is exact….and i really like the led lights on it….GREAT JOB!

  13. Wow that is a fun quilt!

  14. beautiful art quilt i wished I could do someting like it

  15. wow that is beautiful. i have never seen an led sewing kit where did you find it. i love it.

  16. AWESOME quilt! The lights are amazing!

  17. Wow, I thought van Gogh as soon as the page started downloading, you have done a brilliant job of making your own interpretation of that great painting.

  18. What a cool idea! I’ve always loved the starry starry night painting. It’s a great idea to make a quilt based on this picture.

  19. What a great idea. Looks wonderful.

  20. I love the LEDs they add such a neat and different effect to the quilt. So cool.

  21. et en plus il est lumineux oh lĂ  lĂ  fantastique

  22. THis is a very unique quilt! I have never heard of LED lights that your can sew into a project. How special that you were able to use them to highlight the stars. I Love your interpretation of VanGogh’s famous scene!

  23. this is really cool

  24. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I am so glad I came over to yours. Wow, that quilt rocks. The lights are a great touch. I saw a Van Gogh exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario when I was ten years old. The sunflowers painting was there and I can remember it to this day! Great exhibit in the festival!

    • Oh my gosh, it was my pleasure to view your blog! I’ve added it to my google reader, so I can keep up with your projects 🙂 Thanks for your sweet comments on my quilt. I would love to do more mini quilts after Van Gogh’s work – especially the sunflowers… I just have to psych myself up a bit.

  25. Great quilt!

  26. Wow- those lights are so cool!

  27. That’s pretty cool! It’s the first time I’ve ever seen lights sewn in to a quilt. I imagine, up close and personal, it looks amazing when the lights are on.

    • Thanks Mary-Kay! It’s true – I think it looks a lot better in person, but it’s so hard to capture how the lights sparkle on flat film. Thanks for checking out my blog!

  28. That is seriously amazing–I love the painting, too, have a print of it hanging in my dining room, actually. I am absolutely in awe of your work!

    • Thank you so much for your kind words. There is just something so captivating about the painting 🙂

  29. Wow that is amazing.Love it.

  30. Congratulations – this quilt is a stunner! How cool to sew LED lights into it, never heard of that before, but I’m pretty sure it opens up tons of possibilities. Thanks for sharing!

  31. I keep saying that we quilters need an Extreme Quilt Challenge. LOL! Awesome Quilt! Sew On!

  32. Wow… what an awesome little quilt!

  33. oh my gosh!! starry night is one of my absolutely favorite paintings of all time. fortunate enough to visit the van gogh museum in amsterdam years ago. it was hard to leave!! i HAVE to try the led lights–what a fun thing

  34. Gorgeous art quilt. Love it!

  35. Sweet! very cool to have the lights!!

  36. You’ve done a great job interpreting what is certainly a favorite painting. Love the idea with the LED lights.

  37. stunning! That is one of my all time favorite paintings and you captured it in a quilt. Bravo.

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  39. Hi, I’m running an art challenge called ‘in the style of me’ (http://www.inthestyleofme.com), which is for people doing their own versions of famous artworks. I’d love it if you would join in.

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