Sunday, November 1, 2020

Reach for the Stars Quilts

OK. I know that it's not Winter yet, but it is beginning to feel like it! I live on the East Coast (of the USA) and we have just turned our clocks back to Standard Time. To me, all that darkness means WINTER! The only way I can survive the next few months of darkness is to sew. I don't like turning on the lights inside my house at 5pm. I have been going through my winter-themed quilts and the first one I came across is my Woven Ribbon Star.

Woven Ribbon Star. 24" block, 35" x 35" quilt

This was the center of my Galaxy of Stars quilt from 2006. It was on the cover of Quilt Magazine, too!

Galaxy of Stars quilt: 80" x 80"

This was a Block of the Month here on my blog a few years ago (and those patterns are no longer available). That center block is a huge 24" square! And it's so easy to piece (with NO bias edges, either). Here are two more quilts made with those big stars.

Woven Ribbon Star #2

Here is one I made using some Kaffe Fassett fabrics. So much color and I really like that black print for the background. Note that my 4 outside borders are all different prints. They work because the colors are all very similar. This is what happens when you work with scraps (ie, I had 4 strips of 6" x wof in these fabrics - lucky for me, huh?)

Kaffe Fassett Woven Ribbon Star: 35" x 35"

I'm going to go look for some more star quilts. I know I have at least a dozen (or more). Well, that's not hard when you remember I've been sewing for the camera for 28+ years.

Thanks for stopping by. And, for us quilters, we have to remember we can reach for those stars!

2 comments:

  1. Hi Debby! Thanks for sharing some nice eye candy with us today. Each one is better than the next. These are definitely my colors - I love all the primary and bright colors together. Throw in some polka dots and it pushes the whole project into the stratosphere! Love! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. I did Galaxy of Stars. I love it. Fun quilt.

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