Wednesday 12 June 2024

stars upon stars quilt

My 'stars upon stars' quilt is back from some longarm quilting treatment. Leeanne from quiltmekiwi sprinkled a bit of fairy magic to help me get this quilt over the finish line. She suggested 'peeling good', a delightful E2E panto, with an overall look similar to the orange peel with its interlocking rings/flower petals.

...  and the binding is on 💕


'Stars upon stars' was my favourite quilt from Jolene's new book "a year of quilts". Using stars are a great design element, they are incredibly versatile with those strong diagonal lines. The colour play options really are endless. And, I think Jolene was very clever in the designing of this quilt👍

For my version, I used a scrappy mix of dark prints in caramel, rose, coral, orange & browns. The nine patch blocks are mainly in a selection of lights & mediums in peach, pink, light browns & cream, all creating a soft but interesting (= busy) background effect.

I found a 16 patch St Louis quilt top in the wardrobe that I used as my backing. It was made up in a scrappy selection of pinks & peach with a little splash of blue, very vintage looking to my mind and looked so pretty teamed up with my stars. 
I sliced things up a bit and added a few asymmetrical pieces to get it to a suitable size.

For the binding I used 'plaited' from AMH's fibs & fable collection. It's a fancy stripe and the pretty raspberry/pink colours work in so well with both the front & back of my quilt. Quilt measurements: 64" x 82"

until next time,


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that is pretty - I love stars!

RobinaS said...

Such a pretty quilt without being too sweet. I love the small amount of gold and lemon yellow in the prints and raspberry binding finishes it beautifully.

Gretchen Weaver said...

Lovely quilt, so sweet and feminine!

Preeti said...

This is so pretty, Linda. A sight for my sore eyes. I am currently trying to design with a depressing collection and I needed to see your darling quilt. Hugs.

MissPat said...

The backing is almost as spectacular as the front. Good idea to uses already made tops as backing. Helps to reduce the backlog.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I love star quilts and this one is so refreshing, an interesting combination of colors. Great idea to cut up and add to another quilt top for the backing. I have never done that.

Raewyn said...

Gorgeous, Linda! Congratulations on another beautiful finish - and what a fun back!

Leeanne said...

Another fabulous binding choice. Peeling Good is one of my new favourite designs.

Karen S said...

This is a wonderful finish for a gorgeous quilt. Great to see it in all its glory!
And the backing is perfect and can be used as a changearound sometimes, too.

Mystic Quilter said...

Pattern and your colour choices are both beautiful! I love what you've done with the backing, good use of older tops which you no longer feel the need to quilt, perfect backing layout.