“Summer Stars on Fawn Lake”, the mystery quilt designed by Charlotte Hawkes, is finally finished! We started cutting for this last November, began piecing it in the new year, and finished up assembling the top in May.
I made the smaller version (3″ stars!) that finished at 79 x 88″ with the borders. This is the first one of these where I used a dark background. I had a lot of dark batik scraps from a space quilt I made a long time ago. I bought a little more to make enough, and the “feathery” batik for the borders and backing. The rest was scraps, especially bright, multi-color and juvenile scraps.
This is quilted with black Bottom Line on the bottom, and black and purple Bottom Line and purple Art Studio Colors on the top. The effect is pretty subtle, but it can be seen up close. I needed a thread that would blend well with the dark batik, but not be too dark on the bright fabrics. So purple was my neutral.
Can’t wait to see what Charlotte has up her sleeve for next year!
I’m linking up to Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.