Sunday, May 26, 2013

Starbright is Done!

Hooray!  Finally, the unveiling of Starbright!
Based on one block from April's Book of the Month,
40 Bright and Bold Paper Pieced Blocks , by Carol Doak. (affiliate link)
I have to admit that the evolution of this quilt was due to  Carol Doak's Mastering Foundation Paper-Piecing, and Kimmy Brunner's Machine Quilting with Templates.

Carol's class inspired me to do another paper pieced quilt, and Kimmy's class inspired the quilting!

Here are some closeups of the quilting:

The above picture shows the edge, which is stippling.  The reason I decided on that was because the background fabric was so dark and so busy, it's hard to see the quilting.  So, why spend a lot of time on it?

This picture shows the quilt center, with four quilted star points coming into it. 

And this one shows the star detail. I had the most fun with the stars!  The cut of the green fabric lends a spinning quality to this star, so I played off of that with the circle and zig-zags.  These were all done with a circle and a straight ruler.  The other blue point is filled in with pebbles but as I look at it now, maybe I should have swapped the pebbles with the straight lines?  But then again, so many lines in that star would have hurt my eyes!

And this is the back. 
Happy Quilting!


  1. Amazing and lovely! Bravo! Kathy Aho in MN

  2. LOVE IT!! Amazing quilting. Do you mark your quilts? I think the pebbles are absolutely perfect giving so much dimension to the stars. Wonderful

  3. Thanks for posting a link to your blog on Stashbusters - great quilt and I love your quilting!!!

  4. Hi. This is lovely. What color of thread did you use? I see no thread color changes on the back...

  5. love the pebbles also, and part of the quilting inspiration came from the angela walters quilting negative space class that you took and then made that amazing scraps piece that inspired me to also take the negative space class LOL LOVE that i did, learned ALOT there, mostly just the self confidence to TRY it!!! so i also signed up for kimmy's class and loved it, but need to wait for some rulers to come my way, but sure can't wait to give them a try. love seeing what you have done--you have been a great inspiration to me.....


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