April 24, 2016

Starlight: Pulse Check


Over retreat I was able to get this quilt top put together. 

A while back I went shopping in my stash for new quilt project and fell in LOVE with this fabric all over again. The fabric is an older line by Basic Grey called PB & J. I pulled the pattern Starlight from my library and was good to go! Old stuff with a new life.

At first I was worried about sewing on the bias for a whole quilt. 

My take away, the bias was more forgiving than it was a nuisance. This top came together easily. The pattern has no y-seams, everything is laid out in row. 





This might be my new favorite go to pattern! Always a sucker for stars.

Not to mention this fabric is so yummy to photograph.

Net: - 8 yards, YTD: -17.25 yards

LINKED TO: Needle n Thread Thursday, Finish it Up Friday 

8 comments:

  1. Very cute and hooray for no Y-seams. Not that they're hard but they do slow things down a bit. When I made my triangle quilt, I'd learned that I was avoiding the bias for no reason. As long as I used a starch product while pressing it was easy to sew, and as you noted it was more forgiving when necessary.

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  2. I really like the way the stars seem to be pulsing in this pattern. It looks like the piecing went well - the points seem pointy and so well lined up. Sometimes bias is really good to acknowledge and then enjoy. :)

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  3. Isn't it fun when you find a fabric and pattern you already have and make something this lovely.
    You are right: nothing scary about bias. As long as the end points match up, the middles seem to work themselves out.

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  4. So pretty!!! Now of course the question is how to quilt it. :D How many times has Michelle tried to steal it?

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  5. Gorgeous - looks really beautiful in your photos!

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  6. It's beautiful, Chelsea! Have fun quilting it :)

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  7. Gorgeous. Love the way you used a single print on the big triangles, it's really striking.

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  8. I've made a really similar quilt like yours, but with the Y-seams. Not I'm stuck, I stitch in the ditch all seams but I don't know how to quilt it. I really like the sun light in your pictures.

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