Friday, February 28, 2014

Seeing Stars

Here is my Friday finish for this week. I Found this great block, as a quilt in the Modern Bee book by Lindsay of Lindsay Sews and Craft Buds. I though it would make a great single block quilt for over the fireplace. Since it was too small for my needs, and finished at only 16 inches, I added a row and a 3 inch white border. I love the result.

 I chose bright colors, red raspberry and a yellow green, for my star points. This is a great block. The directions are very clear and easy to follow and yes, it would be lovely to have a quilt of this. The one in the book is beautiful.
 I never seem to get a day where the time I have and the light I have match up for great pictures. Sorry about that.
 For the quilting, I found the center point and quilted lines radiating out from there to give the illusion of shining stars. This was my hubby's suggestion and I love how it turned out.
 It is subtle, but it does show up. I think I will be making more of these and perhaps a quilt is in my future with this pattern. There are still more in the book I want to make.
 I used the Pearl Bracelets fabric to bind the edges and create a matching defined frame for the quilt.
I had this yard of fabric which I used for the back. I thought it was cool when I bought it, still do, but could never figure out how to use it in a quilt. I am learning through this using of my stash that my fabric buying habits were really all over the place. I am hoping to cure that and buy things I can really use and blend with what I have.  Linking up with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Friday.  Have a great weekend.


  1. This is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing the pic, and I think it looks great above your fireplace!

  2. Fun with those stars in different sizes. Love your colours!

  3. Great quilt and actually the fact that it looks great in all sorts of lighting just emphasizes that fact. Would make a great baby quilt, too.

  4. What a great pattern! Your execution and color choices are awesome!


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