Saturday, 3 August 2019

'Anna's Stars'



Here's a few progress photos . . .







- hmm-m- does this go with that?








- so pretty with Bob's mums embroidery panel, made way back in 1946







My 'quilty stars' quilt {aka Anna's stars} is now all stitched together. I've used multiple lines of AMH fabrics from my stash baskets in a scrappy organised way, and it's been an interesting challenge.

There are so many gorgeous options for backgrounds these days, and I’ve loved the break away from whites & creams. It was a bit nerve racking making the first few cuts into the AMH 'social climber' roses fabric and I almost skipped adding in those skinny sashings, but am so glad I went with it.

I did find though, that the combo of 'striking & soft' was a bit tricky and it was very easy for everything to blurr together. I needed to consider a few things here . . . alternating warm/cool for the blocks created nice contrast, and popping in a few non-floral prints really helped calm things. Adding in a few solids is always good for contrast too, and some of those larger florals had nice little areas of plain colour which worked well for me, but may be hard to notice in the bigger scheme of things!

Check out all the other 'quilty stars' versions over here and more details about the quiltalong can be found here at emily from quiltylove.

Linking up with Wendy for this weekend's 'peacock party' here



12 comments:

  1. I just love how this came out--so nice and soft and floral!! Great work hugs, Julierose

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  2. Fascinating! I'm glad you were brave enough to cut in to that blue floral.

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  3. A lovely top; the floral print makes is so sweet and summery.

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  4. I love the vintage vibe of this quilt Linda! You have used the AMH fabric so well! Gorgeous!

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  5. Yes, I think it would be easy to lose the overall pattern so well done on your fabric choices for the blocks.

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  6. I keep coming back for another look, and each time I spot a new snippet of a fabric or colour I hadn't noticed before. It's beautiful, very you, I hope it's a keeper.

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  7. This has turned into a lovely quilt top. I always enjoy your fabric selection and this is no exception. I love how well the background fabric works.

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  8. I absolutely adore this. I don't know if the scrappy look of the stars or the name, my daughter is Anna, but it's fabulous!

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  9. Beautiful quilt top!! I love the choice of the rose background and border.

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  10. Wow Linda, your quilty stars .....Anna's Stars looks great. I've been a bit slack on the blog reading front, not enough hours in the day.

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  11. You are so brave with using fabric prints. I can only watch and learn from you!

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  12. The skinny sashings are perfect, gives that little space for the blocks to really show off!

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