The products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik and Aurifil.
This month's Island Batik theme was Starstruck. We were tasked with creating anything featuring stars.
I opted to use my Victoria and Albert 10" stack to create simple, large scale sawtooth stars. This fabric collection is a lovely floral collection with a great variety of values. I split my 20 fabrics into lights and darks and pieced ten large blocks.
Nine of my blocks went into a lap size quilt top and the tenth block was quilted into a finished pillow.
Here's a bit of a closeup showing the four motifs of quilting (in four different Aurifil 50wt colors) I chose for the pillow.
I used a bit of leftover fabric from a different collection for the back of my pillow.
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With 16 minutes left to share, I thought I'd throwback to my first finish of 2018, which was included in issue three of Curated Quilts. This 13.5" x 13.5" mini quilt also falls into my goal of working with solids in 2018. And I love the effect of the matchstick quilting on it, despite all these threads I had to bury.
You can see more details on my process in this post. Linking up to Blogger's Quilt Festival.
The thread featured in this post was given to me by Aurifil.
It's the very end of the Fall season of the Blogger's Quilt Festival, hosted by Amy at Amy's Creative Side. My internet came back up with 56 minutes left in the Festival. I figured that was at least enough time to share one of my recent favorites.
I developed my All About Angles Planned Improv technique in June of 2017 and when the Pantone Quilt Challenge came up in the beginning of 2018 I thought it would be a great opportunity to use my technique with a bundle of purple Kona solids that I had in my stash. One of my goals for 2018 was to work more with solids. Here's the palette I worked with.
I finished the quilt top in time to submit it to the "Just the Top" category for the 2018 Pantone Quilt Challenge and was thrilled to receive an award in that category.
It took a few months for me to get back to the project and in August I used the opportunity to try out monofilament thread as my inspiration to finish the quilt with a graffiti quilting free motion mashup. You can read all about my quilting process and experience with Aurifil monofilament thread in this post.
I'm happy to share that this quilt will hang at PIQF in Santa Clara, CA on Oct. 11-14. Linking up to Blogger's Quilt Festival.