This dear friend paints Ukrainian eggs.
I saw one of her eggs and decided it was full of quilty inspiration.
We decided we would each make a project inspired by the others craft.
I made this quilt.
Do you see it?
I named this quilt, "Stars Align." It feels sort of Scandinavian to me. What do you think? Sort of inspired by the egg, it echoes the egg. Then there is a whole secondary pattern I hadn't seen until it came together. I didn't realize how much the lattice pattern would catch the eye.
I love the back almost as much as the front.
The back is a Lotta Jansdotter print from the Bella collection. It makes me so happy.
I quilted it with Elizabeth Hartman's Dogwood pattern. It was pretty hard for me because I am not exactly a pro at free motion quilting. This quilt might not win any awards... But, I love it.
See how I worked some Heather Ross in there? I used a bunch of my favorite fabrics in this quilt, because I am keeping it and I wanted to see things I love each time I cuddle under this quilt. The front is a combination of Architextures and a variety of other prints from my stash. I pretty much put some Heather Ross on everything I love.
Does anyone else have a cat that loves it when you take quilty pictures? He loves it when quilts go on the ground.
Also, this block design is all mine! I mean, it is not super creative, but it came from my head. I am putting together a little tutorial for how I did this to come online soon.
Because I know you are dying to know, here is a picture of the quilt-y egg my friend painted (dyed?) me.
Name: Stars Align
Fabrics: Kona Snow and Steel, Bella in New Turquoise (?), Lana Jansdotter's Bella for the back, and the rest are stash fabrics that I am not sure I could name if I wanted to...
Binding: Bella Solid New Turquoise
Pattern: My own!
Finished: February 2013