Friday, June 26, 2015

Baby Sea Stars quilt

Thank you all for stopping by and giving your input regarding binding. 
The giveaway winner is Debbie - Sheltered Stitches. Congratulations, Debbie!

Thanks for stopping by to check out my version of Sea Stars, the newest pattern release by Cheryl over at  Meadow Mist Designs. I was excited to test another this pattern for Cheryl. First, I'm drawn to her striking designs and her patterns are always clear, simple, and easy to follow. Second, I love half-square triangles. Third, for some time I have wanted to try a quilt with the plus sign block. Fourth, I thought it would be perfect in grays and yellows, a combination I've been wanting to try even though it is not my combination of choice at all.

How do you not spend all day putting a fabric selection together for a new quilt? Go to your local quilt shop 15 minutes before they close. No kidding. Worked for me. I pulled all the yellow and gray marbles they had, went with the three of each that seemed to want to be together, and tossed in Bella white from stash. Done! Whew, that was easy : )



Cutting my 1/4 yard cuts for the baby size went very smoothly and quickly. I love Cheryl's cutting instructions. So clear and simple. Trimming the HSTs was a breeze with my new Bloc-loc ruler. Love it! Can't recommend it enough if you like to use HSTs in your quilts.




I struggled a bit with piecing. Wrong moon or something. Every block needed ripper attention for some reason or other. I persevered and pushed through the mental fog to victory. Here it is all pieced and ironed. Really like how the blocks come together and form the stars. Ingenious! Am very happy with how the fabrics play together. Sometimes you just don't know how they are going to turn out, you know what I mean?



Quilted! Wasn't sure how to quilt this one. Thought about going with my favorite wavy lines, but it just didn't seem the right choice. Thought about single straight lines on the diagonal but wasn't sure how that would go with the velour backing (and no time for experimenting). So, straight line to the right of seams in both directions. Love how it turned out! Simple, doesn't distract from the block pattern, still soft and cuddly. Quilting success!

Cheryl has another winner with Sea Stars - striking design in a clear, easy to follow pattern. I love that about her patterns.

Giveaway! Closed.
Ok, folks. Time for a giveaway. For a PDF copy of the Sea Stars patterns how about giving me some binding input. What color would you bind this quilt with - one of the grays? one of the yellows? maybe white? For one entry comment letting me know what your binding choice would be. For an additional entry let me know if you are a follower, new or old.  Please make sure I have a way of contacting you. Winner will be drawn Monday, June 29.

Sea Stars can be found on Etsy, Craftsy, and Payhip.


34 comments:

  1. Great colours - I'd bind it with one of the greys!

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  2. I would use the lighter gray to bind.

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  3. I would use a dark gray since the outer color of the quilt is yellow.
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  4. I follow you on bloglovin.
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  5. I'd use either a grey or go with a scrappy binding.

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  6. i would choose the darkest shade of gray to really frame the quilt. i love your color choices.

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  7. I think dark gray for the binding would look good.

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  8. Following you on bloglovin. Look forward to your future posts

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  9. I'm thinking a lighter gray would pull it together nicely!!

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  10. I'm a new follower via Bloglovin!!

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  11. I really love your fabric combinations and that you could pick out the fabric is 15 minutes. I think I would use rainbow colors to make this quilt. rmgsummers@yahoo.com

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  12. I'm following you with Bloglovin. rmgsummers@yahoo.com

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  13. I would not go with yellow. The lighter gray would be my first choice! Beautiful rendition!

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  14. I would go with the dark grey or with a white binding that has a random strip of grey and random strip of yellow. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. I follow you on Bloglovin!
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  16. Beautiful quilt! I would go with the dark grey for the binding.
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  17. I started following you on bloglovin
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  18. I started following you on bloglovin
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  19. Beautiful quilt! I would go with the dark grey for the binding.
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  20. Dark gray or a scrappy binding of all the grays. Ctsndrs@gmail.com

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  21. Oh, I would go with a pop of color. Maybe a beautiful red!

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    1. Monique, Red! Never would have crossed my mind to think to use a color that is not in the quilt itself but that would really frame it out nicely. Thanks! Anna

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  22. I would do dark grey! Your quilt is beautiful!

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  23. I think either the light grey or both greys, light and dark.. LOVE this pattern nice job!

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  24. I would make the binding out of the greys.
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  25. I follow you on bloglovin.
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  26. I think the darker gray might make the entire quilt pop a bit more, but even a scrappy binding of all of the colors would look nice.

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  27. woohoo I'm so excited I went to look again at all the colors choices everyone created so I can get some ideas! I'm so excited to win the pattern -- Thanks!

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