I am SEW excited to be a part of the Wish Upon a Star blog hop with Just Let me Quilt! What quilter doesn't like stars? I wanted to create something new for this hop and I was in the mood to paper piece so I designed this block in Electric Quilter and got to work. I wanted it to appear 3 dimensional so I used two different shades of orange to create that effect. I also like the way it appears to spin.
I started with three solids from Micheal Miller's Cotton Couture solids collection. They are my absolute favorite solids as they feel like batiks (go figure...I love batiks!). I paper pieced the sections of this block. I'm quite happy with how they turned out.
I started by drawing the white lines you see above. I then filled them with elongated pebbles. I used a slightly lighter gray to make these pebbles stand out.
It was an interesting challenge as the space got smaller. I ended up with curvy lines at the very tip.
Next I had to stitch the rest of the backgrounds. I added some sprays of feathers in the corner. Then I stippled the center, did swirls in the skinny strip between pebbles and repeated the stippling in the corners. I did this quilting in a darker gray to let the bubbles stand out. All of the thread used is my favorite Aurifil 50 weight.
This picture is more true to life in color.
And the final quilt!
Be sure to check out the other amazing quilters on the Wish Upon a Star blog hop!
I hope you get to quilt today!