Scrappy Stars

Hi everyone! I’ve been such a busy girl in the sewing room over the last few days which means I have a new quilt to show you.

I made the quilt top some time ago and stored it in my box labelled “To Quilt”. I already have a tutorial at the right of this page showing how I made the stars. I know there are several other ways to make this star block but my idea this time, was to use a complete charm pack plus dark and light solids.


I split the charm pack into 20 light and 20 darker squares and paired the light ones with burgundy solid and the darker ones with ivory.


I used the patches as a kind of grid to position the swirly quilting.


I didn’t actually like this charm pack very much when I opened it up but I think it coordinates really well with the solids I’ve chosen.


I like to use a solid fabric for the back as it really highlights the quilting. This leaves no room for errors!


The binding is also ivory solid, sewn to the front by machine and hand-stitched to the back. I hope you like it Smile

I’m linking up with the February Made It Challenge over at Woolhogs. It’s just a bit of fun but if you want to win a gorgeous prize, enter your own February finishes. Maryanne has pulled out all of the stops again to bring us all a fine bunch projects to ogle. Hop across and take a look for yourselves NOW! If you want to enter, there’s only a few days left so get a move on 😉

Happy stitching,

Avis x

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  1. basildonkitchens

     /  February 17, 2014

    Wonderful job as always, Avis. Beautiful colours too. 🙂

    • Thank you Connie. The colours are a lot richer in real life. I hope you are managing to stay warm over there!

      • basildonkitchens

         /  February 17, 2014

        Yes, the bitter cold seems to have left us for the time bring…but winter isn’t over yet. On the bright side, we have experienced minor melting for the past two days…and it’s only 31 days until spring 😉

  2. Gorgeous!!

  3. Lovely colours and lovely quilting.
    Alison x

  4. Isabel's Needleworks

     /  February 17, 2014

    It’s beautiful, and I love your quilting ….Izz

  5. Isn’t it interesting how fabrics look good in combination even when alone they did not impress us? I wish I’d seen your quilting idea before I stitched in the ditch around stars in one of mine! Filing the idea away for future.

  6. Beautiful. It may motivate me to get a small quilt finished. 🙂

  7. It’s looking fantastic! Love the quilting. 🙂

  8. Nice quilting and colors. It always feels good to finish a quilt.

  9. Wow! Looks terrific. I only wish I had the time. One day I shall get around to quilting. Where did I put that lottery ticket?

    • Yes, I’m busy working too but in my spare time I can sew 🙂 I’m lucky to have a room to sew in where I don’t need to tidy away between sewing sessions. It makes all the difference when time is tight. Good luck with the lottery 😉

  10. witchylin

     /  February 18, 2014

    This quilt is just perfect. Such cosy warm colours. The quilting sets it off. You are a clever girl. 😉

  11. Beautiful Avis. Mum is in the middle of making a new quilt top but it’s testing her patience. It’s become known as “The Unpicky Quilt”!!!!!

    • Thank you. I hope your Mum is past the unpicking stage now. It is horrible at the time but so worth it when the finished project is improved 🙂

  12. claire93

     /  February 19, 2014

    I really like the mixture of printed fabrics and solids

  13. I like to use busy backings on my quilts – precisely to hide all the boo-boos! You are much braver than I am and a MUCH better quilter by the looks of things.

    • I don’t know about that. It’s just practice 🙂 I don’t use a lot of printed fabric so solids are the obvious choice for me for backing.

  14. This is looking fabulous, and I love the waved stitching.

  15. Oh my goodness, it’s lovely!! I’m definitely going to head to your tutorial! Hugs:)

    • It’s a really easy block to do but I do stress that I only used lots of triangles due to the restrictions of the pre-cut charm pack size. This star is usually much nicer when made with four flying geese, if that make sense.

  16. The intricacy, the stitching, the absolute perfection will never cease to amaze me! Stunning Avis xxx


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