Shining Stars Sampler Quilt
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Happy Monday! This past Spring I decided to sew up a new version of my Shining Stars Sampler Pattern. The pattern features six different star blocks, which are sewn up in two sizes.
I wanted to challenge myself to sew a large quilt with just solids! This is pretty far outside of my comfort zone, but I have to admit, I really ended up enjoying it. I limited myself to only six colors plus the background.
These are fun blocks to make, especially the small ones. I think I'd like to make a quilt of just small start blocks this year. We'll see!
This quilt pattern is one of the classes I'm teaching at QuiltCon in Pasadena, CA next month! We also just wrapped it up as a Block of the Month Club at The Sewcial Lounge.
The quilting was done by Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting. I cannot get enough of swirly quilting!
I used the following Pure Element solids from Art Gallery Fabrics: Nocturnal, Coral Reef, Verve Violet, Apricot Crepe, Empire Yellow, Tile Blue and Ash.
For the backing I used some Luxe in Bloom yardage that I've been hoarding. The colors are almost a perfect match to the front, it's kind of crazy! I bound it in Pure Element Empire Yellow.
It was fun working through the restrictions I set for myself with this quilt. I love sewing up star blocks, and the variety in this quilt help keep the sewing interesting!