I really love this. It was worth saving the Robyn Pandolph Folk Art Christmas and Aubrey Rose fabric until I found just the right design to show them off. I especially like this star block. It is a variation on Ohio Star. I will probably use it in another quilt sometime.
This quilt is based on the Brand New Day pattern from Miss Rosie's Quilt Co., but I made an adjustment and used a different print for the border. The pattern uses the same fabric for the unpieced setting blocks and the outer border. My original intention was to follow the pattern exactly but I found I needed to modify the plan to make the star blocks pop; they were getting lost against the floral with the light background so I ended up using that for the border only.
I still have to piece the back but it is not going to the longarm quilter until next month so I have a little time. I'll make the binding using the same red tone-on-tone that I used for the narrow inner border.
Do you ever suspect that the fabric in your stash is reproducing when you aren't looking? I thought this quilt would use up almost all of my hoarded Robyn Pandolph collection. It did make a bit more than a dent in it, mostly because of the large pieces needed for the border and backing, but I still have plenty left. I have an idea for using it but I think I will move on to something else and come back to this another time.