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
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 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.
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.
Love the colours in this, and the swirling effect of the starReplyDelete
Love this! How could you bear to give it away!??ReplyDelete
Lovely to see this again Ginny it is a stunner!ReplyDelete
that is so beautiful! Perfect piecing and use of colour :-)ReplyDelete
wow, Ginny, that is lovely and a perfect entry for the festival. Lucky Elizabeth...ReplyDelete
Gorgeous work! Love your choice of background fabrics.ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
I LOVE this. So delicious. I wish it was on my wall! :)ReplyDelete
Just absolutely stunning!ReplyDelete
This is so gorgeous. I keep wanting to stare at it!!ReplyDelete
Everything about it is perfect! Well done.ReplyDelete
OMW that is absolutely stunning - I would have been a happy partner too :)ReplyDelete
Pretty pretty pretty!!! Great quilt,ReplyDelete
It's stunning. Congratulation on the nomination :)ReplyDelete
Oh my this mini-quilt is amazing! The colors are great together and it quilting is perfect for it. What a lucky partner!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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!