Friday, May 16, 2014

Christmas in May - Blogger's Quilt Festival


The most frequent question I get from readers of my blog is where they can buy the pattern I used for my Christmas Stars quilt.  The problem is, there isn't a pattern.  I designed the quilt and though I have a tutorial for the block (variation of Ohio Star, finishes at 10" square), I've never calculated how much fabric you need or any of the other elements that go into writing a pattern.  Maybe when I retire from my other job...


 
I made the blocks from fabric in my Christmas fabric bin, using one white tone-on-tone print for the background of all the blocks.  I carried that fabric into the border, which makes the blocks the center of attention.  I used narrow red binding to finish the quilt. 



Linda Hrcka of The Quilted Pineapple did the quilting, which is absolutely fantastic.  I especially like the feathers in the borders.

 
Here's a close-up of one of the blocks.  It is easer to make than it looks; check out my tutorial. 

 
 
 
I'm linking to the Blogger's Quilt Festival, hosted by Amy's Creative Side, entering my quilt in the Original Design Quilts category.  Go visit this online quilt show; it is wonderful inspiration!


11 comments:

Kyle said...

I'll definitely be voting for your quilt. It's beautiful!

What Comes Next? said...

such a beautiful quilt - and the quilting is gorgeous on it.

Rachaeldaisy said...

This is such a lovely Christmas quilt, I can see why people ask you for the pattern. Beautiful quilting too.

Renea said...

Oh my word!! The quilting is awesome. Someday I am going to learn how to do this (when I am retired :)

Kimberly Hoyt said...

Gorgeous! Appreciate your linking to the tutorial too!

tirane93 said...

what a friendly christmas quilt!

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

it is a very pretty quilt love red/green!

CitricSugar said...

It's very pretty, and she did a beautiful job of the quilting!

Ruth said...

I have loved this quilt from the time you started blogging about it. This is a great block design and quilt layout. Thank you for the tutorial.

Kymberly said...

Very beautiful quilt. I can see why so many of your readers ask for the pattern.

Linda said...

You know what my vote was!!! Funny, also the most often question I get asked is for this pattern too! Lol. Yes, I am sure you could have a second career....based soley on selling THIS pattern alone!!! :-)