It’s time for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, Spring 2012 edition. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this event, it’s an online festival where quilters from all over the world share a picture of one of their favorite quilts they made. It takes place over the same weekend as the International Quilt Market, a wholesale trade show where fabric manufacturers and fabric designers get together to share their treasures with fabric shops. I hope to attend that Market someday with my own fabric designs, but not yet 😉
I want to share with you this lap-size quilt I made on a whim at a quilting retreat last summer. I call it Floating Stars.
We were fabric shopping and I started picking up miscellaneous fabrics that I liked. Turns out, they went well together. Since I love stars, especially Gwen Marston‘s liberated star block, I decided to make a big star.
Then I decided to float a few random star blocks around it. I’m not big on following quilt patterns, so this was a fun project to figure out what I wanted as I went merrily along.
I had an extra star block so I incorporated it into the backing. I did some fun free motion quilting around the stars to make them pop, and echo quilting inside each star.
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10 thoughts on “Blogger’s Quilt Festival Spring 2012: Floating Stars”
Really cute – love how they pop!
Those stars are among my favorites, too! Love it!
This is really lovely, Terr! Gwen Marston’s liberated stars are very fun and satisfying to make, I agree. And I really like your slightly irregular positioning of the smaller ones around the large one. This looks very orderly at first glance, but the more you look the more interesting things you see. Lovely.
I love seeing this quilt again, especially since it reminds me of a very fun weekend! Your stars are perfectly wonky in Gwen’s style, but truly shine in your own floating star pattern. I’m sure you will be showcasing your own patterns at quilt market very soon and I hope I can be there for your debut!
Thanks Rene! This is probably one of my favorite quilt projects. It was fun to work this way, not having a direction. I really like moving forward on instinct. I’m actually hoping to showcase a fabric collection at Market one day, but showcasing my patterns would be great fun too!
Really pretty, Terri! I was wondering what you were going to enter…
I am a sucker for stars ya know! I like your color choices in this one:)
Hi Terri! I love your quilt with stars! Different prints in red with white is great match and stars are always stars! Wonderful design! I’m happy you entered this to the festival! x Teje
I have always loved this quilt and still do!
So fun to see this quilt again. It was so much fun to see it in progress. What a fun weekend. Can hardly wait for the next one. The back of your quilt is way cool!