Friday, 27 May 2016

Star Crossed Moons Quilt


Nothing beats a new, freshly washed and dried, crinkly and squishy quilt!


This quilt has a magical quality about it, to me it is like looking out at the universe. 

The pattern is Star Crossed by It's Sew Emma, Fat Quarter Shop. The pattern has four quilt sizes but I chose to create a square quilt, it measures approx. 46" x 46". It's a beautiful pattern and clever in it's simplicity, there is a lot of scope for using prints to create different effects. When I finished the quilt it felt like there was just a bit too much black so I added in some appliqué moons made with Cotton + Steel metallic canvas. 


The centre fabric is Shibuya in Linen, Tokyo Train Ride by Sarah Watts; the parallelograms are Lined Grids in White, Doe by Carolyn Friedlander and the background is Petite Plus, Black & White by Cotton + Steel.



I did a bit of machine quilting in black and added some hand quilting in white perle thread, which I also used to stitch the moons.




The backing is 108" wide Polka Dots by Riley Blake. You can just see a little of my quilting:





I did mess up on my piecing, you can see it below or in the picture of the whole quilt, on the top right. 
It doesn't bother me, I actually quite like it and chose to leave it in.

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” Scott Adams



This was one of the quilts on my quarter 2 fal list, so that's another tick! ✓

linking up:

at Crazydutchbirdquilts this week
and finish it up friday at crazy mom quilts

13 comments:

  1. Love the fabrics and colours and the design, particularly your 'on purpose' piecing, it's fun to do something like that in a quilt just so it'll be different and to see if anyone notices. Have a great weekend - Chris :D

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  2. It's turned out brilliantly - inpsired to add those appliqued moons.

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  3. Very cool quilt and I love the added moons!

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  4. What a nice quilt. I love those white plus signs on black. They could be stars, especially with the moons you appliqued.

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  5. Pretty pattern and great fabrics! Love the dots on back!

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  6. Love the foxes! Great fabrics, love the quilt

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  7. Didn't even notice your humility block until you pointed it out . . . then I actually had to study it before finding it! Looks great!

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  8. This turned out beautifully! I love your use of that black C+S fabric.

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  9. Humility block - that's a great name . I love the way the white changes shape when the squares are all together

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  10. I love your originality Lucy! It's one cute quilt with some lovely design touches. Congratulations on your finish and thanks for linking up to FAL 2016 on behalf of you team of hosts!

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