Saturday, 13 July 2019

quilty stars quilt



A recent comment by Alison from littleislandquilting got me thinking - "The genius of AMH fabrics is that you can take the simplest of blocks and totally transform them. You genuinely don’t need to have an amazing eye for colour and form because the fabrics do all the work for you. Their beauty lies in the myriad of shapes and colours many of them possess. Once you accept they all go together and see the energy and excitement they bring to a project, it’s very liberating."

And so there's heaps of other things I could be sewing this afternoon . . . but I got totally sidetracked . . . and thought I'd try out a trial block for the quilty stars quilt, pattern by Emily Dennis, using my scrappy selection of AMH fabrics from all different collections . . . just to see if they all did indeed work nicely together

Do you like to make a trial block too? 


8 comments:

  1. Your fabric placement is so pretty in this one, Linda! I love the light floral of the background contrasting with the dark floral of the star. I do like to make a sample block if I'm trying something new! It definitely helps you figure out what might happen for a whole project.

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  2. It is quite surprising what happens when we let go of rules, and let the fabrics dictate; sometimes something amazing happens :-)
    xx

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  3. I love your scrappy quilts and think you are amazing at combining fabrics.

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  4. Lovely florals and that star block would make a good border in smaller size, you've got me thinking now.

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  5. Great comment from littleislandquilting - I have to agree with her. I have quite a good collection now of AMH fabrics and my fingers are itching to get going! As I said on Instagram, I do hope you carry on with more stars.

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  6. No practice blocks for me, I like to jump in with both feet. having said that, I also cut and sew on a block by block basis, so any adjustments to cutting or technique will happen relatively quickly in the process.

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  7. She's right, AMH always works (not that I'm biased or anything). Looks good and you have the stash to support this quilt.

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  8. That's an interesting theory about the fabrics and will be very fun to try it out in a larger set! Once in awhile I make a trial block, but honestly, not very often. If I do, it's more about auditioning size than anything else!

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