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!!!
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 ;)