I’ve probably made more stars than any other type of quilt block. For some reason the design just appeals to me. Here’s the latest.
The original inspiration was this quilt called “Scrappy Stars II”, found on Pinterest. The post from which it was pinned is here. I also found a similar pattern, called “Night Sky”, at the Missouri Star Quilt Company, here.
I didn’t care for the way it was arranged and I wanted to make it bigger anyway, so I redesigned it. First I drew the basic idea in EQ8, as I had found it on Pinterest, but with a border added.
I used this drawing to lay out my HSTs (half-square triangle blocks). Then I started adding rows and fiddling with the design. This was during the time we were in temporary housing, so there was a LOT of running up and down stairs to view the design from the loft. It was extremely easy to get pieces turned the wrong way!
The back is a sheet I got at my favorite thrift shop.
Design based on two sources noted above
Finished size: 78″ x 53″
Quilted by: Julia Madison
i love the idea of using a sheet for the backing.
Back in the day we were told not to use sheets because they were woven too tightly. That may have been true for hand quilting but sheets work fine now 🙂
Nice find on the thrift shop sheet! I did the same thing on the back of my Seattle Scrappy quilt!
Yep, love thrift shops 😀
A lovely gentle quilt. You are very clever!
Thank you. My husband likes this one, too