Friday, May 17, 2013

My Stars Align for the Blogger's Quilt Festival

I spent a long time thinking about what I was going to enter in the blogger's quilt festival.

In the end, I decided to enter the quilt I am most proud of in my quilt-ography.

I designed My Stars Align using an Ukrainian painted egg my friend made. There is more on that in the original post I wrote about this quilt here. I began cutting it right around Christmas time and it took me a month (or so) to complete the quilt. It was a true labor of love for me. I can honestly say, this quilt represents me.

The colors, the design, the prints, they all sing to me. I wanted this little piece of me to go to the festival.

The design is mostly half-squared triangles with a lattice grid around them. I wrote a little tutorial if you are interested.

Quilt Stats

Category. Favorite Throw Quilt

Size. 65"x65"
Pattern. My Stars Align (by me, I think?)
Fabric. Kona Snow and Steel for the white and gray, Star points were Bella in New Turquoise, Architextures, some Amy Butler, some Fiesta from Hope Valley, and oh dear, your guess is probably better than mine about the rest.
Piecing. 50wt Aurifil Thread
Quilting. Free motion quilted on my home machine, dogwood pattern by Elizabeth Hartman with 50wt Aurifil Thread

The back is pretty special to me too. By the time I got around to making the back, I knew this quilt was part of me and was never leaving our little family, thus, I included little bits of fabrics that I felt represented me. There is some special Heather Ross and Architextures. The main print is Bella by Lana Jansdotter.

I still cuddle under this quilt nearly every day. Isn't it funny how some projects tip toe into your life? Maybe they started with some impromptu experimentation? Maybe 2 months later they feel like a precious family member...

I truly love this quilt.

Check out more festive, beautiful quilts at Amy's Creative Side.


  1. My favorite part of quilting is being able to cuddle with each one and sleep under them every night. Great job!

  2. I love this Sarah. I have pinned the tutorial because it really is stunning.

  3. What a unique and pretty quilt! Great job!!

  4. This is a great quilt! I love the design and colors...great job!

  5. I'm loving your quilt. It really stood out from the thumb print. I love using a Heather Ross print somewhere in the back (or front). Speaking of the back . . . I love it too!

  6. Cool quilt! Really interesting fabric choices... I love that it's based on a pysanka. :-)

  7. I just saw this quilt on Pinterest and literally said "wow". Stunning quilt!

  8. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  9. Very pretty! The back is so lovely too!

  10. What a great pattern! Nice job!

  11. Isn't it fun to make something you just really love, a great design and lovely quilting.

  12. Beautiful! The design is amazing, and I shall be checking out the tutorial for sure!


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