Quilters love stars. I've made many, many star quilts over the years, but they always draw me back in and I make another. For September's Island Batik Ambassador Challenge we were asked to make a star quilt.
I chose this gorgeous collection of fabrics called All a Flutter. I knew that I had two 10 inch squares of each fabric and I kept this in mind while designing.
I decided to create a paper pieced block that is an original design. Below you can see that I am laying out fabrics trying to figure out what I wanted to put where. One thing I keep in mind while doing this is to make sure there is enough contrast between the different pieces that are next to each other. I also knew I wanted to include all the colors from the collection - blue, pink, and purple.
For the background I chose a new Island Batik solid called Shadow. It's a light gray and the colors really pop against it. I wanted to conserve fabric so I laid out my pieces to best fit and then cut between them.
Here is my block all together. I LOVE the star and I will more than likely make more of these eventually.
I also love it when eight points come together so neatly! Isn't this hexagon print amazing! It's one my favorites and I keep buying it in more and more colors...I might have a problem. Not!
Come back next week to see how I quilted this beauty.
I hope you get to quilt today!