Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Stars for Sydney

Hello Sunshine! What a great name for this bright, colorful fabric line by Riley Blake. Reds, yellows, pinks and greens make up the palette. I was so inspired by this fabulous collection, I just had to design a cheerful quilt to show off the fabric! This kit is in the April/May 2013 issue of McCall's Quick Quilts Magazine, which just landed on newsstands.

The simple nine-patch blocks and the appliquéd stars make Stars for Sydney a fast and easy quilt. The stars are a bit whimsical in shape and I chose to appliqué them onto a soft white background. I prefer the fusible method of appliqué, but you can also do the needleturn method if you wish. After appliquéing the stars, I used a bright matching thread to do the blanket-stitch around each star.

This quilt will be treasured by any little girl in your life!


Melanie said...

Now that is just adorable...another one on my list!!

Jo said...

Beautiful! (the fabric and the design)

EasyStitcher said...

Gorgeous very envious

Anonymous said...

Love that star/9-patch quilt. Will have to go get that quilt magazine:)
I'm also commenting on which house belongs to which designer:
1-Primitive Gatherings....Lisa's "before" dream house
2-Kansas Troubles -Lynne's actual house:)
3-Minick and Simpson's
Debby B.

Elsa said...

What a sweet quilt and love the swirls in the quilting ~ reminds me of a Van Gogh paining.