Saturday, October 26, 2013

Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2013!

It is that wonderful time of year where so many wonderful quilts and projects from across the blogging universe are shared!
If you are looking for inspiration just take a peek at all the pretties being entered over at
Blogger's Quilt Festival -

This year I am entering my Good Luck Star in the Wall Hanging category. This mini quilt wall hanging was made for the SewSewModern 3 swap on Flickr. This group has so much talent! It really challenges my creativity and sewing ability - which I love.

This project is scrappy and paper pieced. I used darker, more saturated colors for the star along with a lighter shade of the same color to off set the swirl and give the star movement.

I then used a variety of grey based low volume prints to frame the star. Many of these were charms from swaps and a few were from yardage, but the combination is unique and allows the saturated colors of the star to stand out against the background. Again I tried to place darker and lighter greys so that your eye moves in a circle around the star.

I then used the lighter shades to make an inside border - if you read my earlier post on this quilt here - you know that this ended up being the most difficult part of the process. I wanted a border with color but something that allowed the star to shine and be the center of attention!

The back showing the great Cloud Nine fabric (available at JoAnn's) and the quilting done with my favorite Aurifil #50 pearl grey thread.


Here is the completed quilt just before sending it off to my swap partner! I just love the Architextures binding - it was the perfect finish for this quilt.

I loved everything about this quilt, it challenged me and turned out just like my vision - and my partner loved it which is just the icing on the cake! Win! Win!

Name: Good Luck Star
Size: 19in x 19in
Pattern: Good Luck Star by Banner Creek Designs available on Craftsy
Technique: Paper Piecing
Fabrics: working from Stash - including Architextures, Half Moon Modern, Tsuru, Silent Ciniema, Squared Elements, and a variety of Low volume prints
Quilting: In the Ditch/Straight line/Stenciled Chain by me and my Janome Horizon
Thread: Aurifil #50 Pearl Grey

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure and check out all the amazingness over at the festival and vote for all your favorites.  

Happy Stitching!


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  1. Love the colours in this, and the swirling effect of the star

  2. Love this! How could you bear to give it away!??

  3. Lovely to see this again Ginny it is a stunner!

  4. that is so beautiful! Perfect piecing and use of colour :-)

  5. wow, Ginny, that is lovely and a perfect entry for the festival. Lucky Elizabeth...

  6. Gorgeous work! Love your choice of background fabrics.

  7. I LOVE this. So delicious. I wish it was on my wall! :)

  8. Just absolutely stunning!

  9. This is so gorgeous. I keep wanting to stare at it!!

  10. Everything about it is perfect! Well done.

  11. OMW that is absolutely stunning - I would have been a happy partner too :)

  12. It's stunning. Congratulation on the nomination :)

  13. Oh my this mini-quilt is amazing! The colors are great together and it quilting is perfect for it. What a lucky partner!

  14. I know i am late to see this, but I have to tell you that I think this is a gorgeous, inspired work. I love the way the petals look layered the way you worked the colors and the varied background is so interesting, but still effective as a background. So beautiful!

    Thanks for your comment the other day on my "just thinking" post. I appreciate your candor SO MUCH. Seems like we have that in common =) Thanks for encouraging and affirming me!


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