Today is Winter Solstice and I'm thinking about the sun and stars and light. I haven't made any new Winter Solstice quilts this year, so I thought I'd share a quilt that was 10 years in the making!
I call this Star Spinners and it's a variation on a pattern by Pat Speth. I used two colors and cut my half-square triangle units only in half (and not into 3rds). It would make a fun class (and I've been thinking about that for about 10 years!) The browns and pinks and creams are lovely together.
|Star Spinners. 9" blocks. 38" x 47" quilt|
I decided to test my rudimentary pattern which had incomplete notes. I couldn't remember some of the little tricks, so I pulled out some fabrics and came up with 6 blocks in my "test" fabric. But I also rearranged the colors. Which one do you like? The first set mixes up the colors in each block instead of using one color for the star.
|Star Spinners Blocks, Arrangement #1|
Or, this second version, which is like the brown and pink quilt finished above, with each star a single color.
|Star Spinners Blocks, Arrangement #2|
I have a whole collection of a new set of blenders from Michael Miller called Krystal and pulled a green, a purple and a few others from the set. I'll make enough blocks for a 16 block quilt and then show you what I decided. But, I'm leaning towards the multi-colored stars! How about you?
|Krystal blenders by Michael Miller|