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Monday, June 25, 2018

Catch a Falling Star

Happy Monday (again), friends!  It seems to come around so quickly, doesn't it?  Well, since the weekend is over, we might as well start the week on a high note, with another quilt on the Stash Statement blog hop!  Shades of dark blue, purple, and gray depict the night sky in the Catch a Falling Star quilt.

When I set out to design quilts showing land, sea, and sky for this section of the book, I wanted to show a variety of backdrops in the quilts, and of course, I wanted to be able to use a wide variety of my scrap colors.  The combination of purples, dark blues, and gray blend together perfectly to create the effect.  The night sky is very dramatic, and the subtle color variation in the prints really show this well.

The Kona Corn Yellow and Tangerine star blocks cascade down the quilt, and they pop right out against the sky background.  I quilted this one with Aurifil 50 wt. #2783 (Medium Delft Blue) with a large swirl design, which adds really cool movement to the stars.

When I say that these swirls are large- I mean it!  Some of them are 10-12" in diameter, and the spacing between each line of quilting is about 3/4" to 1", which actually made it more difficult to keep them smooth and even.  This was the first time I quilted swirls, and next time, I would probably make them smaller.  I'm happy with the result, but live and learn!

This light purple pindot balances the darker front of this quilt well, and the navy binding ties it all together.

Anja Quilts and Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework are sharing their own Catch a Falling Star quilts today, so head over there and check out their awesomeness.

You can pick up your very own signed copy of Stash Statement from my Etsy shop HERE.  The book is also available from Amazon, Connecting Threads,, or ask about it at your local quilt shop.

You definitely don't want to miss the rest of the Stash Statement lineup!

4/16- Grand Bazaar    Shelley @ Cora's Quilts
                                      Connie @ Freemotion by the River

                            Diann @ Little Penguin Quilts

4/30- Precarious  Jess @ Quilty Habit                       
                              Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts
5/7- Beach Retreat  Sarah @ Sarah Goer Quilts                               
                                  Liz @ Savor Every Stitch 
5/14- Fire Pit   Alison @ Little Bunny Quilts                                          
                         Preeti @ Sew Preeti Quilts
5/21- Detour    Laura @ Slice of Pi Quilts                         
                         Shelley @ The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts
5/28- Murrina    Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl             
                            Leanne @ Devoted Quilter
6/4- Scattered    Jayne @ Twiggy and Opal                      
                           Christine @ Triangles and Squares 
6/11- Bloom Chicka Boom   Chris @ made by ChrissieD            
                                               Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
6/18- Regatta   Susan @ Quilt Fabrication                             
                          Debbie @ A Quilter's Table    
6/25- Catch a Falling Star  Cynthia @ Quilting is More Fun Than Housework        
                                              Anja @ Anja Quilts
7/2- College Prep   Hilary @ by Hilary Jordan                 
                                Lori @ Crossquilt
7/9- Take Flight (free bonus pattern)  Kelli @ Seriously, I Think It Needs Stitches 
                                                             Paula @ The Sassy Quilter



  1. Thanks so much for asking me to be part of this awesome blog hop. It's a great book, and I learned a lot. I wish you the greatest success with the book.

  2. Ooooh, I LOVE this one! My favorite color is purple - and blending with the blues and grays make a great sky for the stars popping out!! I think the back looks almost as awesome as the front! Your swirls look great. Swirls are so much fun to quilt! Great job!

  3. Such a great name for the quilt! Each one I see, I want to make. Good thing I have your book, so when I get done with my other projects, I can get going!

  4. What a great design; I love the way the stars cascade and drip down the quilt.

  5. love your star quilt! so pretty-I haven't been reading blogs much this past month while traveling but I'm home now and playing catch up

  6. Great design, and they look fantastic on the purple-y background!

  7. I love your large swirls! I have the opposite problem in that I tend to quilt too densely. You would never know this was your first time, they look wonderful!!

  8. Wow, I like that quilt so much!

  9. Love the Navy blue and purple together! I have my book but haven't had time to attempt any of the patterns YET. Hopefully soon because I love the book and patterns.

  10. This is my favorite of your Quilts. Today at our guild a friend showed me a b/w photocopy of a quilt she plans to make. I told her it is your Lanterns pattern. She has never heard of your book. So glad I'm a quilt Blogger.


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