It's time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival again! Amy over at Amy's Creative Side hosts this parade of quilts twice a year; thanks so much for the work you've put into the festival, Amy! I'm happy to have a brand new finish to share this time. :)
Earlier this week I finished up my Summer Stars quilt and delivered it to my friends with the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild. We are having a star quilt exhibit at Island Quilter next month (starting on June 7); if you are in the area you should go see the quilts!
This quilt is made of 8" and 10" sawtooth star blocks using various new and old orange and turquoise/aqua fabrics. The borders are made from (most of) the half square triangles that were leftover from making the star blocks. I used Kona Aqua colored solid fabric for the borders.
Here's the back:
I machine quilted swirls in all the stars, like this:
There are 27 star blocks and I quilted a different design in the corner squares of each block. Kind of silly, but it was kind of a fun challenge to keep coming up with ideas.
The following photo shows how I quilted the borders. There are three borders on the top and 2 sides, and five borders on the bottom of the quilt. I did a figure 8 loop for the inner border, circles in the triangle borders, and a double feather in the wider, outer border.
Here's one more photo of the quilting:
along with the little section of turquoise in the orange binding.
Thanks again to Amy for hosting Blogger's Quilt Festival--head over there soon for more quilt eye candy. :)