Sneaky Stars

I’m really excited to share with you a project that I’ve been working on for a collaboration with Justine at Simply Solids. Let me introduce the Sneaky Stars quilt.

I’m really thrilled with how this pattern has turned out. I’ve been working on it for quite a few months so it kind of feels like my baby. It’s a super quick quilt to piece and I really hope that I’ll see versions of it popping up on blogs/flickr when the pattern is released πŸ˜‰

Justine will be selling kits for this in time for Festival of Quilts. I’ll update you when the kits go live πŸ™‚ This version of the quilt will be available to view on Justine’s stand at Festival of Quilts. For those of you who won’t be there here are a few more pics of it.

I wanted the solids to do all the talking so I did some very simple echo quilting in white and a rather lovely blue, variegated 12wt Aurifil. I wasn’t sure if it would be possible to machine sew with the 12 wt but it went through with no problems πŸ™‚

The improv pieced backing really shows the star quilting up beautifully, even if I do say so myself πŸ™‚

I’ve also made 2 other versions of the pattern so you can see how versatile the design is. First up is a baby quilt that I made for Amanda‘s little man. I used Noteworthy by Sweetwater and a natural Moda crossweave. Excuse the rather uninspiring picture.
Here are some close-ups so you can see the pretty fabric:
The cross-weave made this little quilt really snuggly, just what a new baby needed πŸ™‚ You’ve already seen a sneaky peek at the other version that I made. I thought it was about time I made hubby a quilt so I put this one together for his birthday in June.
I dug out the perle thread for the quilting on this one. There are 3 different colours but it’s difficult to capture them properly with the camera. Either way it stands out beautifully on the black solid.Β 
So there you have it. The Sneaky Stars quilt kit coming soon to now available at Simply Solids! I’d better crack on with writing the pattern now πŸ˜‰ Stay cool this weekend. Catch you soon x

21 thoughts on “Sneaky Stars

  1. Hannah says:

    Seriously lovely color palettes, all three of them. My favorite quilts tend to balance one or two more vivid colors with a neutral one, but a lot of quilters don't exercise quite that much restraint in their fabric choices. I love the fact that you notice some of the more subtle square elements of the pattern only after you look for a while. I think this would really brighten up the new quilting community on Kollabora, the crafting site.


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