Splendid Stars

Splendid Stars is my entry into the current Blogger’s Quilt Festival! I made my Splendid Stars quilt in late 2014 for an episode of Love of Quilting, once it was back in my possession we put it to use right away. It’s one of the quilts I’m constantly refolding in the living room, or asking the kids to fold.  I love using my quilts but I never took any beauty shots of my own, so today I fixed that!

Splendid Stars Quilt - "made fabric" stars set in a soft grey background - amyscreativeside.com

Splendid Stars was designed in an effort to use up a huge box of scraps from my first fabric line, Modern Neutrals. With all the scrap fabric that I had, I pieced roughly 6″x 9″ of scraps into one piece of “fabric” that I could then cut with a 60-degree diamond ruler. Deciding which piece of fabric to add to the grouping next was really fun and a great exercise for me since I usually cut everything, then chain-piece the quilt top.

Splendid Stars Quilt - "made fabric" stars set in a soft grey background - amyscreativeside.com

I incorporated a few solids to give the eye a resting place within the stars, but mostly just had fun with it! The borders were also pieced with scraps, I sewed all the randomly sized strips together, and cut them down to size to frame the quilt.

Splendid Stars Quilt - "made fabric" stars set in a soft grey background - amyscreativeside.com

To quilt the quilt, I used two different ideas, in the grey background fabric I quilted little scallops, and in the scrappy spaces I bounced the needle between the edges of the star or border. It was fun to echo the chaos in the piecing in the quilting a little, and it gives the whole quilt a more modern flair, even though it’s a traditional star block.

Splendid Stars Quilt - "made fabric" stars set in a soft grey background - amyscreativeside.com

Overall the quilt measures, 66″ x 84″, with 18″ star blocks it went together pretty quickly too! You can check out the episode with Mary Fons and myself via DVD or check your local listings for the 2500 series.

Happy Quilting!

Amy

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:38+00:00 September 20th, 2016|finished quilt|6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Mary on Lake Pulaski September 20, 2016 at 11:20 am - Reply

    This is beautiful Amy! The scrappiness of the stars is really appealing.

  2. Janis Altomare September 21, 2016 at 6:09 am - Reply

    Amy I love this quilt. The stars look great in all their scrappiness

  3. Kathy Schwartz September 21, 2016 at 10:48 am - Reply

    This is a beautiful quilt. I have giving up on getting my family to fold the livingroom cuddle quilt because I’m just so happy to see them being used! Then when I’m home alone I go around and fold them up so I can enjoy the display for a few hours! :)

  4. Lena September 26, 2016 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    The scraps make your stars look like multi-faceted jewels – they have a twinkle in them despite being made of neutrals. Beautiful effect overall.

    • ddtank coins hack February 14, 2017 at 9:42 am - Reply

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  5. Sabine Haas September 27, 2016 at 3:13 am - Reply

    I like this quilt very much. Such a great idea to use scraps for a new piece of fabric and cut it into diamonds. On my ever growing list of ideas this one will get a place

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