I am always so excited when I get to do a little secret sewing for my good friends at Moda Fabrics ;) And when I opened the box with these gorgeous new Songbook Fabrics from brand new Moda Designer, Fancy That Design House, I just squealed!!! I was thrilled when I first saw Moda Announce this new line, and to get to sew with it early, well that is just so exciting!!! And now I am just thrilled to share this new Guiding Stars quilt from Lavender Lime Designs Pattern !!!
I think the thing I like most about this Songbook Fabrics line is the panels. They are absolutely stunning, so I was thrilled that this quilt incorporates both the large and small panels. I will say, you really have to fussy cut them one at a time as the spacing is tight, but they are so worth the effort. Just beautiful!!! And even though this looks pretty complex, it really goes together fast. Just some squares, sashing, and a few stars and you are good to go!! And it makes such a beautiful finish.
And when it came time to quilt it, I decided on some favorites. I combined all over echoed paisleys, swirls, and curls to make a beautiful curvy flow with awesome texture. .I just love how it adds so much movement to all of those straight lines in the quilt. And good ol' 402 Pearl blended perfectly in all of these light and dark colors, it really is my favorite color thread!!!
And I just love how this dense quilting design makes for some incredible texture. Doesn't that just make you want to snuggle right up in this quilt and take a nap. Someday when it comes home, It is going to be my study my scriptures curled up in front of the fireplace quilt. Just perfect!!!
And now, it is making it's way to quilt shops all over the US in a traveling trunk show. And if you want to make your own Guiding Stars quilt, I noticed that Fat Quarter Shop has a Kit already listed. The fabric won't be available until May but you can add your email to be notified when it is available. (and guess who's quilt is in that picture ;) This is a great quilt to get the kit as it has a whole bunch of different yardage cuts and you need extra panels. The kit just bundles it all up nicely for you :)
I am so happy that I got to make this beautiful Guiding Stars quilt and that I didn't have to keep it a secret for to long ;) I loved making it and working with these gorgeous fabrics. In fact, I loved it so much, I already have a second project planned for the scraps and a brand new pattern planned for all the prints. More on that soon!!
I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!!