Monday, June 25, 2018

Catch a Falling Star - Stash Statement

Hurray!  It is finally my day to share a quilt I made using Kelly's (from My Quilt Infatuation) Stash Statement book.  Because my date is so close to the first day of Summer and the 4th of July, I chose to make the quilt "Catch a Falling Star!"  I thought it would make the perfect picnic quilt.

So of course I chose red white and blues for my colors.  

The book does a great job explaining the beginning improv technique that is required to make the slabs.  Even if you don't have the (extensive) scraps like I have, Kelly also discusses how to cut pieces from your stash.

The star blocks are filled with scrappy goodness too!

 I even pulled fabric chunks out of my scraps for the red, gray and white stars that sparkle across the quilt.  For the quilting, I went with loops and stars to keep with the theme.  I had no problem choosing a backing from my stash but I pondered the binding for a bit.  I finally went with a red and black stripe so the quilt is framed up nicely.

It was a fun quilt to sew and not intimidating at all!

A big congratulations to Kelly for her Stash Statement book!  Below are all the other blogs participating in the hop and sharing various quilts form the book.  
I hope you check some of them out.

4/16- Grand Bazaar 
4/23- Louvered 
4/30- Precarious 
5/7- Beach Retreat 
5/14- Fire Pit 
5/21- Detour 
5/28- Murrina 
6/4- Scattered 
6/11- Bloom Chicka Boom 
6/18- Regatta 
6/25- Catch a Falling Star 
7/2- College Prep 
7/9- Take Flight (bonus digital pattern) 

If you want to pick up your own copy, both Connecting Threads and Fat Quarter Shop have them available.  Bust those scraps!

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  1. Wow! That is gorgeous! I do love those stars dancing about! :-)

  2. I love your version. I also quilted mine in stars and loops.

  3. I love it too. So perfect for this time of year. Nicely done.

  4. your quilt is just beautiful, and I'm glad you enjoyed the process! Those colors are perfect for a 4th of July picnic quilt. Thank you so again for participating in the hop.

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  5. I like that you took it in a patriotic theme! Smart thinking! You did a great job of making those stars float across the blues!

  6. What a fantastic idea to make yours in red, white, and blue. It really would be the perfect summer picnic quilt!

  7. Your "Catch a Falling Star" is wonderful, Cyndy! That was one from the book that I knew I would like to make, too. I especially like how you spread the background pieces that look like they have stars in them all around your improv pieces. Definitely has the look of the night sky!

  8. You bring that quilt. I will bring all the food for picnic :-)
    We will all have a great day!!!

  9. Oh those stars shine beautifully in the deep, dark night - I can almost envision the Milky Way!

  10. Perfect color combination for making this quilt. I love all the blue scraps and the red stars were just the right accent to make this a wonderful picnic quilt. I love it.

  11. What a fantastic patriotic picnic quilt, just in time for Independence Day! Congratulations on your fab finish!

  12. Looks wonderful, love those stars against the dark blue background.

  13. This is a really nice version of this quilt. Love the blue background.

  14. Hooray for the red, white and blue! The quilt is just right for the season. Spread it out, pass the potato salad, light up a sparkler, and enjoy the holiday next week :)

  15. Fantastic job and perfect for the season.

  16. I love your quilt. This book seems really interesting. I enjoy making slabs with my scraps.

  17. Beautiful quilt! All of Kelly's patterns were so neat!

  18. Love your color choices, it’s so beautiful!

  19. Thank you for recommending the book. I've been struggling to make crumb blocks from my scraps, so I'm looking forward to learning from her. Your quilt is so cute. It's a perfect picnic quilt.


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