Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Shinning Star Quilt

 This beautiful quilt was made by my mom, Sandra Farnsworth, using the Shinning Star pattern by Calico Carriage Quilt Designs.  She and her sister, Kristin, own sistersandquilters.com and sistersandquilters.etsy.com.  They have such a great variety of fabrics, there is something for any kind of quilter and project.  They also offer several kits, like this Shinning Star Kit .  If you love this but can't make it right now, here is the pinterest link to refer to in the future.   
This pattern is typically made using red, white and blue fabrics.  My mom wanted to make this for my sister in-law, the colors that she decorates with for Christmas are gold and cream. 
This turned out beautiful, and I can't wait to see it with her gorgeous tree and garlands.
The great thing about this pattern, the entire star is half square triangles. 
Its fast!  And, we all love fast projects right?!
I decided I wanted to quilt it with a fancy pattern in the star, an all
over swirl and feather design.  Then I decided to keep it simple in the
background and do lines directionally one way, which I think highlights the star.
I used an 8020 batting, and an antique cream perma core thread.
I love how the light captures all the texture in these photos.
I quilted a back and forth teardrop pattern in the inner boarder,
 and a tree pedal alternating feather in the outside border.
This pattern would be great in a variety of fabric color combos...
for Fourth of July, Christmas, a boys room, or a family room.  Think of the possibilities!  

Thanks for stopping by...check back soon there are always fun new things for me to share.

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