One of my all time favorite quilts is Star Crossed. I wrote this pattern in 2014 and it was the first one I officially wrote and packaged for sale way back before I had my cool new logo. LOL
It was a pretty exciting experience. I came up with the design in publisher using some classic quilt blocks and then played around with different fabrics. I had fallen in love with these Baby Jane fabrics by Eric & Julie Comstock for Moda Fabrics
and really wanted to find something to make using the reds and aquas of the line.
Aren’t these pretty? I wish they were still available. I’d love to make another quilt with them!
I did a few versions to test it out my numbers scrappy and in Bonnie & Camille’s April Showers.
Once I knew all my measurements were good and everything was working out, I wrote up my pattern. Then I went ahead and cut into my Baby Jane fabrics and made my quilt from my pattern.
My finished top was so beautiful!
All basted and ready to be quilted! I like to pin baste. How about you? How do you baste?
I free motion quilted it with an all over stipple pattern. For this quilt, I was using my domestic Janome Memory Craft 4900. Now, I sew on a Janome Memory Craft 8900. I can’t tell you how much more I love that larger throat space and the automatic thread cutter. How did I do without them?
I pieced the back with my leftover fabric and some extra blocks. I had an embroidery sewing machine at the time so I did a fancy label. It was a fun machine but at the time, my son needed a new computer and we were tight on extra $ so I sold it to get him his desktop set up. He has gotten way more use out of his computer than I would have out of the embroidery though so it was worth it!
Next, I got some volunteers to test my pattern. They all did a great job and were so appreciated!
Zrinka from Owls and Co finished hers and it blew me away. She also took lots of beautiful pictures.
Her color choices were bright and fun and modern. I still want to make one like this!
It is the coolest thing to see what people come up with with your patterns! I also found this one searching the internet one day by Carol M. Clemmons. How pretty!
And Star Crossed even got to be in St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild‘s first quilt show!
Want to make one of your own? You can find the pattern in my Shop in pdf and paper versions.
I’d love to see yours! Use the hashtag #starcrossedquilt on social media so I can find you.
Have a great day!
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