myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

Starlights Quilt

Introducing my new Thread House quilt – Starlights!  And the third finish on the blog this week!

Yes three months have (somehow) passed since our first patterns were released back in September. So it’s time for three more Thread House Patterns, and this is my offering.

I was attempting something relatively simple ( I often tend to over complicate things!) but also a bit clever. It’s quite a simple off-centre star block but with fancy sashing that makes another star between each block. 

Plus there’s an ‘Irish chain’ type thing going on through each block which, I hope, gives the impression of strings of fairy lights looping through the stars.

I love a grey and yellow palette and that’s what I started with, but it’s a little too restrictive for me so I added the bright solids for the stars.

It’s free-motion quilted with a variegated grey Aurifil 50 thread in an overall design which is a variation of a mussels pattern.

The back is one of the Heather Ross Mendicino fabrics in the colour I find most indispensable – orange!

I really wasn’t sure about this quilting at first, I thought that the grey was too dark, especially over the yellow stars. But after sharing the quilt with my students and getting some encouragement I feel a bit better about it, and I have to say it looks good in the photos.

Lynne and Karen both have stunning new quilt patterns to offer and all three will be ready to buy later this week.

I’ll be sharing them all here once they’re published!


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