This quilt is still one of my favorite quilts that I've ever made. I think because at the time that I made it, it was one of the most advanced quilts I've made and I was just in love with the color choices. Before this quilt I tended to lean towards jewel tones or bright colors. Now, I have learned to branch out, although I still love jewel tones. The colors for this quilt were inspired by the border fabric, which I fell in love with.
This was the first paper pieced quilt that I ever made. I thought it was the best thing ever when I first did it. Looking back at the quilt, I see a ton of mistakes, but I still love it. I took a class at a local quilt store on paper piecing for this quilt. I took the class with my aunt, who was making the same pattern but never finished the quilt. The pattern was originally for one block to be made into a small wall hanging, but I loved how my block turned out soooooooo much that I made another 8 squares after going back to buy more fabric.
Here are some close ups of the individual blocks. The pattern is from Carol Doak's 50 Fabulous Paper Pieced Stars.
Well, I don't see any mistakes! I just see a lovely quilt with a very interesting fabric selection. Congrats!ReplyDelete
what a vibrant and wonderful quilt. I love it!ReplyDelete
Love the design!ReplyDelete
I love the colors and the way they make your eye move. What a happy quilt! Great job!ReplyDelete
Great job! Everytime I have tried paper piecing, I end up doing something backwards. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
A beautiful quilt :o) The stars in stars are awesome and it is great how you alternated the colors.ReplyDelete
I love paper piecing... I am a novice quilter with so many unfinished ones!
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It's a beautiful quilt. I love the colors too! How fun to take a class with your aunt. Thank you for sharing your quilt's story :)ReplyDelete
lovely quilt. the material is great and your stars are really nice. thanks for sharing and come visit me if you get a chanceReplyDelete