I love the giant star tutorial from Jeni's blog. It's fast, it's simple and it's always really effective. It finishes up at a really nice size, but you can add borders to make it bigger like I did with this velveteen one early this year (when the field study velveteens come out I'm making one for me, with flannel as the background. Oh yes). I really want to try the color hex quilt in the New Year too, that is also a lovely simple and fast quilt with great effects. I have a stack of Indie by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery fabrics I'd like to use for it. But no new quilts til the New Year - those are the rules. I have to finish up my ssshh first and I'm sticking to it!
Long Arm Chris used a pantograph called square dance for this quilt, which goes perfectly with those art deco style geometric prints in Splendor 1920. (you can get 25% off any order from Fat Quarter Shop until Thursday this week using the code jingle on checkout - they have the full Splendor range too!)
I've bought at least a bit from each collection Bari has designed, from when she was at Windham Fabrics through Lecien and now Art Gallery. I'm a huge fan of her style and her designs. It sometimes surprises me, because they can be quite floral and vintage and not what I would necessarily say is 'my style', but each and every time a new collection comes out I see the sneak peeks and I'm all over them, like a rash. My Hexy MF (the second one that's almost finished, but not quite because I got slack and fell behind) is made from Lillybelle, Bari's first collection for Art Gallery fabrics. Yeh, I'm a fan girl.
Because of the way the giant star is made, I have enough of the same prints to make a second - I really want to make it with a completely different background, something warm. I'm a bit stuck on what though. Trudi suggested kona mango, which I must admit is a lovely colour and is tickling my fancy. I don't know though, maybe something creamier would be better? Any ideas?
finished size approx 60" square
pattern - giant star by Jeni B (free tutorial on her blog)
fabrics - kona pepper and Bari J Ackerman Splendor 1920 for Art Gallery Fabrics