Shining Stars Sampler Quilt

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Solid Shining Stars Sampler Quilt
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.

Solid Shining Stars Sampler Quilt
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!

Solid Shining Stars Sampler Quilt
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.

Solid Shining Stars Sampler Quilt
The quilting was done by Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting. I cannot get enough of swirly quilting!

Solid Shining Stars Sampler Quilt
I used the following Pure Element solids from Art Gallery Fabrics: Nocturnal, Coral Reef, Verve Violet, Apricot Crepe, Empire Yellow, Tile Blue and Ash.

Solid Shining Stars Sampler Quilt
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.

Solid Shining Stars Sampler Quilt
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!

Happy Quilting!

6 comments :

  1. Lovely! Who did the magnificent quilting?
    Ellie
    elliefpw@sbcglobal.net

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    1. The quilting was done by Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting: sewshabbyquilting.com

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  2. Cuteness! Love the solids and all that bright gray space!

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  3. It's wonderful! I still need to quilt my quilt top that I made from the BOM at Pink Castle Fabrics in 2013!

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  4. I love your quilts. I still cannot get the points on stars. I have your book, but I still cannot do it!!! Any Help?

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    1. I think points most often get cut off because of the seam allowance. Make sure you're being very consistent with your 1/4" seam!

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