Saturday, June 30, 2018

How They Shine Quilt!!!

Thursday and Friday,  I shared with you two of my quilts from Martingale's newest compilation book Fat-Quarter Favorites, and today I am sharing my third and final quilt in the book called How They Shine!!   And you all know, I love a good Star Quilt :)

How They Shine was so much fun to design.  The block is pretty basic with a simple star in the center and a great diamond shape border to frame it.  But I just love how the Simple really shines!!!   And the positive-negative block scheme  really added that extra wow to the overall design ;)   It uses 20 Fat Quarters that are divided into 2 piles of 10 for the positive and negative blocks.   The blocks are made with some HST's and a few Stitch and Flip corners so it really does come together fast and is much less piecing than it looks like ;) 

I used Fat Quarters from Corey Yoder's  Flower Mill fabric line for Moda.  I just love how the design really lets you play with a variety of scale in the fabrics.   You really could grab any Fat Quarter Bundle and pick out 20 Fat Quarters that will be great, just be sure to grab the ones that have a good contrast from your background color and you are good to go!!!  (and as always, you don't have to use white as a background ;)  

When it came time to quilt, I decided to try something I don't use to often but I just love it!!!  I call it L and E because it looks like cursive lower case L and E's repeated.   The reason I don't use this as often is because you have to have a quilt that is piecied with basically horiztonal line guides.   They help you keep your rows of Land E straight.  Luckily, these blocks are easily bisected into 8 lines, which made it easy to keep my lines nice and straight and oh so cute!!!   Aren't those little loopies just so adorable!!!   It really was the perfect design for this quilt ;)

Double Dutch finishes at 64" x 80" square so it makes for a fantastic lap size quilt to wrap up in :)    And of course, you could easily add more blocks to make it square if you prefer!!   It really is just a fun one to grab a favorite Fat Quarter Bundle and get sewing!!!   And like I said in the beginning, you just gotta love a good Star quilt!!!!

And that is How They Shine!!!    I hope you all love it as much as I do ;)  And if you make your own How They Shine quilt, I would love to see it!!!    The pattern can be found in Fat-Quarter Favorites (I have a few copies available in my Book Shop that I will be happy to sign, just FYI :)  and  you can email me a picture at or add it to my flickr group here or post it to social media with  #happyquiltingwithmc ;)  I can't wait to see your How They Shine quilts!!!!   

And that finishes up my quilts in Fat-Quarter Favorites!!!   Just in case you missed it, you can see Double Dutch here and Red Cross here, and more on the release of Fat Quarter Favorites Here :)

Thanks for popping in today and each today to share my quilts with me!!!  It truly is such a blessing to have this space to share my passion for quilting with each of you!!!  

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!! 

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