Thursday, January 14, 2016

Star Cakes Quilt - FQS Top 10!!!

Remember a few days ago when I shared one of the Fat Quarter Shop Top 10 You Tube video Quilts, well today, I get to share another one!!!! And today's is called Star Cakes and I absolutely fell in love with this quilt design the moment I saw the original. I had so much fun making my own!!!!

The Star Cakes Quilt is  Day 9 of this fun event!!!  It is oh so much fun to make and once again, it is in the Shortcut Quilt Series, so it goes together super fast as well!!!  Kimberly has a great little trick for making those HST's in a whole new way!!

Since I made the last Top 10 Quilt a baby girl quilt, I decided I wanted to make this one a baby boy quilt. I used a Layer Cake of Carolyn Friedlander's Doe collection that I had been saving and it was just perfect ;)  I used lots of the great low volume prints for the background, the medium volume prints for the sashing, and the high volume prints for the stars.   I even used the last bits of leftovers to make a fun scrappy binding.   I just love those super fun stars just popping out of the quilt and the super chic yet all boy look it has!!!  

When it came time to quilt it, I wanted to add to the division of the high and low volume prints.  So I did lots of tiny pebbling in the background so it was super dense and then some simple double arches in the stars so they still pop.   And then in the sashing I did some serpentine lines to keep your eyes moving ;)  I just love how it adds to the overall design.  

And it created oh so much yummy texture to the quilt.   I just love it!!!!

And that is my Star Cakes Quilt!!!  I have a special little nephew on the way who will be getting a cool, hip, new Star Cakes Quilt upon his arrival.   So fun!!!!  

And you can't have a celebration without a giveaway!!!   One lucky person is going to win a $100 Fat Quarter Shop Gift Card!  To enter, simply share any of your Top Ten Quilts you have made on social media, tagging @fatquartershop and using the #FQSTop10 hashtag as well as the quilt name (#charmboxquilt) hashtag.  The contest will be open until February 1st, which totally gives you time to whip up a new Charm Box Quilt ;)   And be sure to check out my bloggy friends sharing their Star Cakes creations and inspiration ;)  So fun!!!

And be sure to follow along with Fat Quarter Shop  each day for a new Top 10 Video and pattern!!! There is so much amazing quilting eye candy that has been shared ;) 

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!!

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  1. This is beautiful. I love your quilting choices, they really fit this fabric.

  2. This simple block really works great with your fabric choice. Beautiful!

  3. Very Pretty quilt. Great job on choosing colors

  4. The quilting on this is fabulous Melissa!!!!


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