Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Winter Stars Quilt

As I mentioned briefly yesterday, this quilt, Winter Stars, is in the Xmas issue of Fat Quarterly which hit the e-newsstands yesterday.


It's a simple nine block quilt with cornerstones to add a bit of interest.  


Each block is foundation paper pieced in eight pieces which seems a little bit boring but, once you get going, you can get yourself into quite a little production line and it can go quite quickly.  


Made with Zoe Pearn's A Merry Little Christmas for Riley Blake and a background of Garden Pindot by Michael Miller fabrics from Sew Fresh Fabrics, it is a Christmas quilt which is not excessively Christmassy.


If you want to make your own, you can buy the issue at Fat Quarterly.  It's packed full of Christmas patterns to add to you things to do list.


And of course, just to change it up a bit, I quilted it in a diagonal cross hatch using a cream Aurifil 50wt which is pretty much the quilting I do on every single quilt I make!

32 comments:

  1. And, she's a beaut! I love how subtle the Christmas prints are! Very chic.

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  2. Brilliant, and I approve of the multiple-location shots, with pet and without.

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  3. I love it, Lynne! I love the shape surrounding the central star!

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  4. It's a lovely quilt, I was looking at it in the magazine yesterday. I love your photos.

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  5. Perfect. It's perfect! You continue to amaze. :)

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  6. Beautiful quilt! Love the dark background.

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  7. this is so beautiful! I love the visual interest you created!

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  8. LOVE this quilt!! Background is fantastic and simplicity of blocks just makes it pop! Well done! :)

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  9. Really lovely quilt and design ~ loving the background fabric!

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  10. I have big love for this quilt.

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  11. Gorgeous, and I love the pindot, really does make it more subtle as a Christmas Quilt :o)

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  12. ooooh it's gorgeous. And I love the quilting - if it ain't broke, why fix it?!

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  13. Gorgeous! That style of quilting is quickly becoming my go to pattern now too! x

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  14. Really love this quilt. I bought the issue for this quilt and the tree skirt patterns. Love them both!

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  15. Looks superb...I like Christmassy...but not too much, so it can last till Easter!

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  16. I love this quilt so much, I don't even have the words!

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  17. Truly loving this one! May have to make one! Trust you got your tyre sorted and you re not still in that M&S cafe eating cake!

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  18. Beautiful! It kind of looks like Moroccan tile meets stylized Poinsettia leaves. Evocative but definitely not too Christmasy...

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  19. Love this design, Lynne! It's beautiful.

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  20. So pretty - one of the first things I noticed when I opened the issue!

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  21. It's beautiful and looks perfect with dark background. The stars also remind me of poinsettia leaves.

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  22. Love the dot background fabric, and love the subtle Christmas theme!

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  23. Great colour matching on this quilt, great winter quilt.

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  24. Really looks like a great winter quilt! I like all the various fabrics!

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  25. This is so pretty - I'm going to buy my issue of Fat Quarterly right away!

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