Good Morning, Quilters!
Do YOU have a quilting mistake you make over and over again?
I have several, but one of the most frustrating is that I make quilts that look great in books or in patterns but don’t look good in my house! I am always drawn to bright colored quilts with rainbow colors, but my house is much more muted. (A compromise with my husband–probably for the better or my house would look like a Disney cottage!)
When I saw this new book –I Love Star Blocks edited by Karen Burns -with a title I can not deny…I decided to use colors from my house.
Okay…there’s not a lot of purple or magenta in my house…but I found a little bit in the rug!
The book is a compilation of star quilts from ten different designers. The patterns are for all skill levels and from Modern to traditional. I choose the pattern, Woven Star by Amy Ellis because it includes a lot of negative space–and we all know what negative space is good for!!! (I’m already designing the machine quilting!)
There are several other patterns I would like to make because I do LOVE star quilts! Find the book at YOUR local quilt shop or from Amazon HERE using my affiliate link. (There is no extra charge to you for using this link.)
I am using a collection of shot cottons and mixing them with solid fabrics. Shot cottons are fabrics woven with two different color “yarns”. The fabric has a beautiful luster–almost iridescent. What about YOU? Do YOU love star quilt blocks?
Do YOU pick your quilt colors to match your house?
Do YOU ever make the same quilt mistake more than once?
We’d LOVE to hear!
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