Saturday, May 14, 2022

Seeing Stars - HQM Quilt 6

 It is Week 6 of the Happy Quilting Marathon and this week we are going Patriotic.  Isn't this Seeing Stars quilt just so fun in beautiful red, blues, whites, and tans.   Just stunning.  And I had so much fun mixing all of the background fabrics in this one.  It was a little out of my comfort zone, but I just love, love, love the way it all came together!!! 

I used a Fat Quarter Bundle of Minick and Simpson's Northport prints.   These are harder to find prints now, but Minick and Simpson and always making a new beautiful patriotic line!!!  (Love the new Belle Isle!!)    I started by separating the light prints and the dark prints for the backgrounds and the blocks.    I was basically doing a play on a low volume background, just using all of the "low volume" prints from the bundle ( or at least the lighter ones :)   I was a little nervous at first, but like I said, I just love the way it all came together!!!  

This Seeing Stars quilt is a free Quilt Along that I did back in 2018 .  There are step by step tutorials for how to make each block, which includes curved piecing, applique, and even some improv piecing.  So fun and a great skill stretcher :)    I actually made this quilt top as a sampler for my local Cedar Chest Quilt Guild when I was teaching it there as a Block of the Month in 2019.  So ya, it has been sitting for a bit waiting to be quilted :)    

And when it came time to quilt it, I decided to just go with a simple loop d' loop.  It is always fun to quilt random loops, so very relaxing, and also so very fast!!!  And considering I was quilting this last night, fast was important ;)   

And I am just super excited to finally have it quilted, bound, and ready to be loved!!!  I have a special someone in mind for this quilt.  I know they are just going to love it.   Have I mentioned how much I am just loving this Quilting Marathon.  It just makes me smile from ear to ear to finally see some of these done!!! 

And that is Quilt #6 - Seeing Stars ;)  6 Down and only 20 more quilts to go in the Happy Quilting Marathon :)   I can't believe the first row of pictures is all filled up, so fun!!!

And that is it for today, thanks for popping in to share this finish with me!!! 

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

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  1. Love this quilt! I am going to have to go find the instructions now. Not sure how I missed the quilt along for it.

  2. I really enjoy seeing all your 'older' quilts as you finish each one. So fun and exciting!

  3. I love the colors of this quilt. It looks beautiful Melissa

    1. aaak that is me: RosemaryB
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