The last of the new patterns is called Summer Stars
As you can see, there are two size options in the pattern. The larger of the two quilts is the same size as the large Harvest Time that I showed the other day, so these two quilts will be part of the rotation that hangs in my kitchen. I decided to include a topper option too because I can always find a small table or nightstand where I can use one and they always seem to be popular amongst my pattern buyers.
The fabric line I used is called Marmalade – yet another Bonnie and Camille’s fabric line. All three of the new patterns have featured one of their lines. I used one of the coordinating solids from the line to really make the octagonal frame around the block stand out.
It’s one of my favorite things to do in my quilt patterns – use a contrasting fabric to show off a design element. This design also features one of my other loves that you have been hearing about lately – geometric shapes – in this case, the octagon.
This quilt can be made out of several of your favorite precuts – charm squares, layer cakes or fat eighths. You could also use Fat Quarters, but the quilt wouldn’t be nearly this scrappy. (You will also need yardage of the background, green, and border fabric)
This pictures shows off the topper size.
And another close-up where the lighting isn’t so harsh –
I think this design needs a little explaining as far as construction goes. It looks much more difficult than it is.
It is made using my Triangler ruler (though you could use any other kalidescope ruler with a flat top). The background behind the star – which is the part that I think looks complicated, is simply made from a strip unit of cream and green strips. It is then cut with the Triangler into triangles – See Number 1, circled below. Those units are then sewn together with some colored triangles to form the unit circled in Number 2. When you sew all of those units together, you get the small diamonds circled in Number 3, along with the hexagon border that frames the star. There are no templates or complicating cutting instructions to cut all those different pieces. So, do you see what I mean about it being easier than it looks? The larger size quilt is constructed the same way.
As is tradition on my blog, I would like to give away the first copies of the new patterns to go out the door. Just to refresh your memory, we have four new patterns:
Just leave a comment to be entered to win. I will leave the drawing open over the weekend and then select 3 winners that will each receive a set of the new patterns.
For those of you who have already ordered the new patters, you can still enter to win and I will just give you your choice of a different pattern from this page. Also, for those who have already ordered (including shops), the paper patterns will ship out next Monday.
Have a great weekend!