Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Seeing Stars - Finished Top

Early in January, I showed you the 3" stars I was making for Aurora, a quilt pattern  from Laundry Basket Quilts.   A few 3-day holiday weekends later and I have the quilt top finished. 

I used a tiny beige dot on ivory fabric for the background and approximately 10 different blue prints for the stars.  I took the first photo when I was laying out the pieces on the design bed. 

Coming together...

I've seen this quilt made two ways.  One uses the background fabric for the setting triangles and the other uses a different fabric for the setting triangles, usually something a little darker in color and larger in scale.  I decided to go with a second fabric and chose this paisley print I had in my stash.  

The star blocks form sashing that frames the solid squares.  This is all set on point with the setting triangles framing it all ; no border, though you could add one if you want a larger size. 

This top is off to the quilter and I'm off to cut out my next project.

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  1. I love my Aurora quilt so much! It was fun to make and I felt so happy when I finished it. Still waiting to be quilted though! Shame on me. I need to send that out.

  2. I love your blue and white quilt, beautiful job. It's odd, I see blue and white quilts that I like but have no desire to make one, blue is probably the most underrepresented color in my stash. I wonder if anyone feels the same about red, lol. So what's up next?

    1. Blue is not well-represented in my stash. I like the color but have not used it in our home decor much, but this quilt is going to my mom so I made it to coordinate with her living room color scheme.

  3. Wow, that's great progress - it's just beautiful, but then I am always a sucker for stars, to say nothing of blue and white.

  4. Beautiful Cathy! I LOVE the blues!!!

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