I absolutely loved designing this Sparkly Stars quilt!!! You all know how much I love making star quilts, and this simple opposite block layout is a great way to feature some fun fabrics!!! And you are pretty much using larger squares for almost the whole quilt, so you can show off those fabrics without cutting them up to much. Which is why I think it will be just perfect for my Halloween quilt!! I wouldn't want to cut up those adorable trick or treater's :)
And of course, I can't make up a new quilt plan without doing a little EQ8 Sketch :) I plan on using black for the background. One, because black backgrounds will really make these fabrics pop, and Two, because, well . . . Halloween :) And won't that be just so great!!! I love the purples, and aqua's tied in with the oranges and grays. Seriously, Cute Halloween is my kind of Halloween!!!
And I love that I know I can easily whip this Sparkly Stars quilt together. All of the star points are made with a Stitch and Flip method. And double bonus, they overlap so you don't even have to worry about matching the points up when you sew the block together. So easy, and oh so fun!!!
And I am totally planning on doing this L and E quilting again. This is one of my favorite things to quilt, but you have to have a quilt that has plenty of "seam guidelines" in order to keep the quilting straight. Well, this quilt is absolutely perfect for that, as you have 3 perfect guides for each block row!! I can't wait!!!
The Sparkly Stars quilt is Fat Quarter Friendly, and you just need 15 of them along with 3 1/2 yards of background fabric and you are all set. The cutting is fast, the piecing is fast, and so it really becomes a wonderfully fun and fast project that highlights your fabrics!!! I can't wait to make it up in my Halloween Magic fabric!!! First Family Halloween Quilt, here I come :)
I hope you have enjoyed today's Tutorial Throwback Thursday!!! To make your own Sparkly Stars quilt just click on any of the quilt name links for the free step by step tutorial. It finishes at 67 1/2" x 81" so it is a great size to snuggle up in. And when you are done, I would love to see your quilt!! You can email me a picture at email@example.com, post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc or or add it to my flickr group here ;) I can't wait to see your Sparkly Stars quilts!!!
Thanks for popping in today and have a very Happy Halloween with maybe even a little Quilting thrown in!!! I know pressing Halloween fat quarters is on my to do list today :)