It is hard to believe that it was the beginning of February, when Melissa of Happy Quilting revealed her next Quilt-A-Long - Star Light Star Bright. I had joined in on her Star Surround QAL and that quilt turned out to be my favorite quilt of 2013. So I was very excited to join in on the fun again.
I didn't have any time to shop so I decided to use this pile of fabrics that had been hanging around for a bit with no real project in mind for it. The fabrics are called Simple Marks by Malka Dubrawsky.
I was intrigued by how this circle print would work in the quilt. I always like a challenge!
I decided to go with only 4 blocks but make them big at 28" each. This would make a finished quilt about 62" square.
As I looked at the pictures Melissa shared, I was really drawn to the sashing/corner stones and the patterns they made. So I decided to make them out of a seperate background color to accentuate them a bit.
Well, here is my finished quilt! I have to say I really like how it turned out!
Each block only uses 4 prints but the circle print really makes it look like more. Both of the background fabrics are an older woven fabric line that Moda used to make. They have a wonderful texture to them.
Here are some pictures of the quilting while it was loaded on my longarm. To squeeze it in between customer quilts, I had to work quite a few long days at my machine.
To trick the eye, I always like to come up with quilting designs that create blocks that really aren't there. I loved the block that formed where the true blocks came together.
It was another very successful Quilt-A-Long. It did take a few late nights but I was able to keep up with each weeks assignments.
Thanks Melissa for hosting another great Quilt-Along. If you haven't already seen the parade of quilts Melissa put together, you can pop over to her blog and check out all the rest of the finished quilts!
Linking up with Pretty Bobbins, TGIFF, Richard and Tanya Quilts, Fabric Frenzy Friday, Crazy Mom Quilts, Sew Can She and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.
And as this is another item on my Bloom project list, I will also be linking up with Joanie's Trendy Quilts.