Star Cube
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Introducing Star Cube!

I am really tickled today to get to share my quilt, Star Cube, that I designed for the International Association of Quilters.

Star Cube

Star Cube

I used a bright and happy yellow color palette of Michael Miller Cotton Couture to create Star Cube: Candlelight (lightest), Canary, Lemon, and Yellow (darkest).

3D Cube Line Drawing

3D Cube Line Drawing

The design inspiration for Star Cube is literally a 3D cube line drawing. It is a doodle that I have sketched for almost as long as I can remember, and it finally dawned on me that I could piece it and turn it into a quilt!

Star Cube - Cube Quadrant

Star Cube – Cube Quadrant

So, now that I’ve shown you the 3D line sketch of the cube, can you see the cube in one quadrant of the quilt?

Star Cube - Center Detail

Star Cube – Center Detail

I also love how the center of the quilt comes together to create a pinwheel kind of effect.

Star Cube

Star Cube

The large star shape that is created is a happy coincidence from the original design idea. I bet now you know how the quilt got its name and why I chose to make my first version in yellow!

Star Cube - Outtake

Star Cube – Outtake

The Star Cube quilt has been nap certified by my husband. 🙂

Stay tuned for a second version of Star Cube that I have planned in prints. I’m looking forward to making the design again.

And if you missed out on the open signup period for the International Association of Quilters that closed on August 31st, you can be put on a waiting list until sign ups re-open at the end of December.


29 thoughts on “Introducing Star Cube!

  1. Jill Spencer says:

    You are so talented. I love the cube design, so clever and can’t wait to see the version in prints.

  2. Pat T. says:

    Wow! Yvonne, this is awesome!!
    What a brilliant idea!!
    (I, too, loved drawing this box as a grew up… Always loved drawing!… But never thought as an adult to turn it into a quilt design!… Love it!)
    *Congratulations on a beautiful quilt!!*
    (Looking forward to seeing your second version!)
    Pat T.

  3. Beth LaMotte says:

    Another beautiful design! I love it!

  4. Cindy says:

    From a cube to a beautiful star…amazing!

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  6. Kathleen McCormick says:

    Gorgeous quilt and I love that it came from that cube we have all drawn forever! I am going to do one of these, can’t decide if its this or the QAL…. I think the QAL may fit better with my timing.

  7. I love the transparency effect and the cheerful yellows, great design!

  8. Alison says:

    This is such a cool design and I love that you made it in yellow! We should all have more pictures of our husbands inspecting our quilts. 🙂

  9. Miriam says:

    Oh, wow! I used to play with those little cube doodles… how clever to turn them into quilt blocks with your talent for transparency. Very cool!

  10. Lorna Jones says:

    Beautiful. Looking forward to the one in prints!

  11. jayne says:

    Yellow! What a departure for you! I love it, you are a designer force! Beautifully done Yvonne. I can’t wait to see how the print quilt comes together!

  12. aquilterstable says:

    Love this! Can’t wait to see the next version.

  13. nan says:

    Oh, I really like this one. Every time you show a new quilt, it becomes my new favorite. I am looking forward to seeing it in print.

  14. Paula S. Pike says:

    This is so cool looking. What a great way to use solids.

  15. Great looking quilt – love the yellows!

  16. ioleen kimmel says:

    Beautiful!! ❤️❤️❤️

  17. Love this idea! I too drew hundreds of these little cubes in the course of my lifetime. I enjoyed seeing the quilt “in context” because when I see just a picture of it, I though it was a LOT smaller! Those are some great big pieces and I love that kind if quilt that would just go together so quickly. I am looking forward to seeing your print version.

  18. Tish says:

    Love, Love, Love this!! I’m always intrigued by the secondary designs created when you put blocks together. I totally wouldn’t have thought about this forming the star.

  19. Don’t you does love a happy coincidence!

  20. great job, Yvonne! your husband is a good tester! At home, my sons are good workers too!!!

  21. patty says:

    Love it! And that is my favorite doodle too. That box and a house!

  22. Lea says:

    What an absolutely gorgeous quilt!! I really like the yellow. Your quilting is beautiful.

  23. Kathy R. says:

    Your quilt is great. If you keep looking at the quilt the cube and star bounce forward and back as if fighting for attention. I showed it to my son and he says “that is cool.”

  24. That secondary design is amazing! What a happy quilt. The world needs more yellow quilts!

  25. Helen says:

    Now I never would have thought that placing four cubes together would make a star . Great doodling !

  26. What a fun quilt. The first thing I noticed was that the star looked 3D. Now when I look at it I can see the boxes. A great optical illusion. I’m glad that it is nap worthy.

  27. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Yvonne; Awesome Quilt!!! You are such a magnificent quilt designer and master of fabric color combination choices! Pretty sure there is a proper title for that description, my brain just is not coming up with it…LOL! Seriously, I really do love this Star Cube Quilt Pattern! Thanks for sharing it! Have a great day!

  28. Beautiful! I love it in yellow! Fabulous design ♡

  29. Kate says:

    Bright and beautiful! Even better, it’s been nap tested. Congrats on another fun and sun filled pattern.

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