This is my first larger sized quilt using all paper pieced blocks. I pulled a bag of leftover scraps I had from two different jelly rolls that seemed to coordinate well together – Kate Spain “Terrain” and Lily Ashbury “Summer House”. For the background of the blocks I pulled every low volume piece of fabric I could find in my stash. Now I have a great excuse to go shopping for more low volume fabric to replace it! Used up a lot of favorites in this quilt and thankfully I get to keep it once it returns home after our quilt show at the Lakeland Sew Expo.
This quilt was created to participate in our Tampa Modern Quilters Guild display at the Lakeland Sew Expo using our theme of “La Moyne Star” reimagined. I’ve had this pattern from Six White Horses in my computer folder for a while and decided to really try and do something larger with it.
The quilt is a lap size quilt. I’d definitely do a larger quilt with different colors. I think the only thing I’m not in love with is the gray fabric I used for the skinny star that should separate the candy color fabrics – it is too light and doesn’t contrast enough for my taste. I’d go with a much darker gray next time.
And why the missing piece? It’s complicated! Just kidding… I don’t know what happened to the paper section I needed to finish that block so I decided to make it a design element.
I quilted this quilt using 50 weight Aurifil thread that matched the beige background. Wavy lines vertically with a few diagonal lines thrown in at the end. It was really hard to not over-complicate the quilting but I thought the piecing looked complicated enough without needing to go overboard on the quilting too. Trying to keep something minimalist about my quilting in here!