Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Bloggers Quilt Festival: starry night

This is my second entry in the Bloggers Quilt Festival, organised by Amy's Creative Side (thanks Amy, love your festival!).  I finished this quilt about a year ago, and called it Starry Night because that's what it reminded me of. It's entered in the Modern Quilt category of the festival.


I really wanted to make a quilt for each of my children before they got too old, so they'd be able to grow up with them. This one, for Thomas, started with a pack of charm squares of Kaffe Fassett's shot cottons. The full story of how I decided on stars on a grey background can be found in the original post about the quilt here.


My favourite thing about this quilt is that Thomas asked me to put the moon on the back, because the moon and stars obviously go together! He also asked for orange for the back, which is his favourite colour.  To quilt this one, I used a mixture of hand and machine stitching. I hand quilted from the centre to the points of each star, and around each one in silver, all in DMC perle cotton.  Then between the stars I added shooting star "swooshes" by machine.


Unfortunately I don't have a picture of the whole quilt at the moment but I'll try and get one in before the end of the festival!  I now have some pictures of the whole quilt! Enjoy!




Starry night quilt
Category: Modern quilts
Machine pieced
Hand and machine quilted


  1. Dropping by from BQF, what fabulous colours and I love your handquilting on the stars and then the machined shooting star trails :D

  2. The story behind this quilt is lovely and really adds to it. It looks like a double sided quilt? The colour combination is great and I really like what you have done with the quilting. I would have loved to see a picture of the whole quilt unfolded.

    1. Hi Hilary, I have just added some pics of the whole quilt, back and front. Not top quality unfortunately as it's a very grey, rainy day here in UK, but hope you like! Thanks for your kind comment.

  3. Gorgeous! Beautiful colors. And I love the mix of machine quilting and hand quilting!
    - Katelyn @ Sing While Crafting

  4. Wow! That's a fun quilt! I like your color choices, flying geese are really fun in a quilt. Beautiful work.


  5. Love this, it's gorgeous. Your choice of colours is great and the hand stitching is beautiful :)

  6. Gorgeous! Those shot cottons always make everything seem richer! And your son has great taste - orange is my favourite too. :-)

  7. It's a great quilt, the quilting looks great and I love the back as much as the front.

  8. The quilting adds much more to this quilt. Beautifully done.


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