Shining Stars Sampler Quilt Pattern

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Happy Thursday! I have one last pattern to chat with you about today! It's the Shining Stars Sampler Quilt Pattern!

Shining Stars Quilt Pattern by Jeni Baker
Shining Stars Quilt Pattern, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
This pattern is another that has been long overdue! You might remember last spring, I had a block of the month club by the same name over at Pink Castle Fabrics.  Upon completion of the club in August, I had every intention of releasing the full pattern.  But, it was a very busy time of year, so it just didn't happen.  Now it's here!

This quilt is a lot of fun to make! There are six different star blocks to make, in two different sizes, so that by the end you have twelve blocks! There are loads of different techniques used, including flying geese, half-square triangles, quarter square triangles and more. To me this makes it a great learning project!

The cover quilt features my Color Me Retro collection, a few Art Gallery Fabrics blenders, and Sandstone Pure Element.  It takes very little print fabric, so it's great if you don't have a huge stash to pull from, or want to work from scraps!

The blocks are all sashed out at the end to the same size.  A bit of turning and rearranging and they seem to float on the quilt background!

Shining Stars Quilt Pattern by Jeni Baker
Shining Stars Quilt Pattern, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I have been eyeing Melissa Averinos' quilting work ever since she got her longarm.  I knew I had to have her quilt something for me, and when I finished this quilt top, I knew this was the quilt! All that solid space would be perfect for her work.

She did her signature "Melissa Freestyle" pattern, which is just so awesome! It's fluid and crazy, and just cool to look at.  I think it fits really well with the stars! I love the way the star blocks are done in straight lines, it makes them pop out against the other quilting.

Melissa took a bunch of beautiful photos of the quilting, you can see them on her blog!

For the backing and binding I used more green, this time the Green Apple Oval Element. Another favorite. Perhaps I need to start stretching myself and choose another color for bindings! I attached this binding by machine as well.

You can find the PDF version of this pattern in my shop, and the paper copy here! If you're a shop that would like to carry any of these patterns, send me an email or use the form under the Wholesale tab!

Happy Quilting!

1 comment :

  1. I read about you and your blog on another blog: the way I sew it. I thank you for sharing with us and inspiring us!


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