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Quilt Festival – Fall 2013

Posted on: October 30th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon
Once again, it’s time for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival going on over at Amy’s Creative Side!
In the Scrappy Quilt category, I’m entering the quilt I spent the whole summer working on….

Oh My, Scrappy Stars!

This quilt measures 100″ x 100″ and was made using 2356 – 2″ finished size squares and 9 – 8″ finished squares in the center of the star blocks.  It was pieced and quilted by me, on my little Janome.

I designed this quilt when I was inspired to make a scrappy quilt with a neutral background,
using warm and cool colours for the focus blocks.

My inspiration came from three sources:

  •   Sarah Fielke’s Paint by Numbers quilt from her latest book, Hand Quilted With Love.
  •   The Scrappy Swoon that made it’s way onto Google Images via the Hopeful Homemaker.
  •   Jessica of Common ThreadsInverted Star block inspired my use of warm and cool colours.
Sew Fresh QuiltsIf you are inspired by this scrappy star quilt, the complete instructions for making it can be found by clicking on the Quilt Along tab just below my blog header, or by clicking on the Quilt Along image at right.

10 Responses

  1. Great entry! I still can't believe you quilted this on your Janome. It sure is pretty!

  2. Katherine says:

    Awesome scrappy stars! Wow, love this entry, Lorna. It's brilliant!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I wish youlots of luck int Festival! Your quilt deserves to win!Esther

  4. Anne says:

    It's beautiful, Lorna. :o)

  5. So bright and cheerful! Great entry!

  6. Kat says:

    I love the background fabrics you chose!

  7. CitricSugar says:

    Beautiful! Love your low-volume background.

  8. Margaret says:

    Really lovely–the background really highlights the wonderfully bright blocks. Great job!

  9. Again, I really love this quilt! The background is lovely and the colors together work beautifully!

  10. Jessica says:

    Your quilting is beautiful! It really accentuates the design! Well done 🙂