Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Stars Aligned and I Finished a Quilt!

Once upon a time, I got a little tipsy and told an acquaintance that I thought we should be better friends. To be fair, she was (is) super cool. She thought I was crazy. Fast forward one year, we are awesome friends. I am goal oriented.

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
Size: 65"x65"
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


  1. This is fantastic! I love the quilt design. And I love Lotta, so best of all possible worlds!

  2. Um, that block design IS super creative! And so impressive, big impact in a big quilt! What a gorgeous quilt. Love it.

  3. This looks awesome Sarah and I LOVE your quilting - I have been wanting to try that pattern! Great job and a beautiful finish - glad you love it too. Fun story behind it!

  4. You are so brave to quilt the dogwood-looks superb!!! I have wanted to FMQ this way and am sad to say so far have chickened out!!! I really like the colours you put together in your quilt, those bright splashes of orange make it really fun.

  5. The seams aligned! This is just SO good. I love the pattern. But, is your theme to make everything blue and orange ;P

  6. I love it! It is definitely inspired. :)

  7. I'd say you were pro status! the pattern kicks ass and the colors are awesome. I am particularly fond of the back. And that egg is ridiculous - I love it.

  8. Come on now, this is awesome! The pattern, the colors, the quilting----love love love it all!

  9. Amazing! I love that quilting and as much as I love the front, I love the back just as much!


I love comments! Thank you so much for sending me a message. I try to respond to every single comment I get, but sometimes it takes me a bit when life gets crazy. I see them right away and I love you all.