Friday, June 7, 2013

A Star is Born

If anyone knows me particularly well, they know that I have an eye for detail and pattern.  I'm not referring to style and fashion because I would probably say I'm lacking those in some ways...I'm talking geometry and repeating patterns.  I can find the small parts that make up the whole and figure out how someone put something together.  That's exactly what I did with this next quilt. 

In one of my random Google searches, I found a Carpenter's Star Quilt.  I thought it was interesting and I started looking at it in more detail.  I quickly figured out that it was made entirely of half-square triangles...I KNOW how to make a quilt from half-square triangles.  It was all a matter of placement.  I knew I had my next quilt pattern but I had no idea what fabric I was going to use.  After exchanging emails with the mom-to-be, Allie, she sent me an image of the fabric she planned to use for the baby's room. 

Now came the fun part of searching for fabric and this is what I found at Fat Quarter Shop.  I was thrilled I found fabric that pulled all of the colors together and coordinated so well.

After cutting and piecing, I was so excited to see the whole thing come together.  The hand-quilting was also a little different.  I wanted to do something that would soften up the look and make it decidedly more feminine.  By adding the quilted flowers, I think I really finished off the quilt nicely.  I also appliqued the center part of the quilt onto the back.  I didn't know the name of the baby when I was finishing up the quilt so I used the scraps to recreate the star.


  1. beautiful carpenter star! and your quilting really adds a lot of interest!

    -Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  2. I like looking at a quilt and figuring out the pattern by myself, too. It's awesome!

  3. That is gorgeous -- I love the depth and texture that the quilting adds. Thanks for linking up!


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