Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art

Friday Finish: Scrappy Stars


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I used the last of our rapidly melting snow to photograph this new quilt. This started out as a way to use up some scraps, and it grew from there.

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I used Missouri Star’s Four Patch Star tutorial to make the nine stars in the center. I made my ten inch “layer cake” squares from strings, then cut them apart for the star rays. (The quilting is done with Superior’s Fantastico and Living Colors on top, and Bottom Line on the bottom.)

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That was when this quilt got demanding. It didn’t like the background fabric I had for it, so I had to buy the golden snowflake fabric (on sale!). So much for using my stash. Then it told me it needed a curvy bias design in the border. And then, of course, it needed wavy edges. More bias binding. Sheesh. But I love the result. This is roughly 60″ square.

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Where have your quilts been taking you?

I’m linking up to Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

5 thoughts on “Friday Finish: Scrappy Stars

  1. Oh my this turned out lovely! Your borders are perfectly selected! The scallop within the quilt plus the scalloped border is very beautiful!

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  3. It is so annoying when quilts are demanding! I know exactly what you mean. Your star quilt looks like the two I have made for donation. The 16-patch is sort of our basic guild block and I have been branching out to see what I can do with it beyond just a straight setting. I didn’t know Missouri Star had a pattern. I don’t like to string piece much, but I like your idea of using string pieced bits for the star points. Really good way to use up scraps.

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  5. I live the wavy line borders, they look gorgeous! And the golden fabric is a perfect background.

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