Sky Full of Stars Bonus Blocks

Sky Full of Stars {Bonus Quilt}

When piecing the curve star blocks and inset curve stars for the Sky Full of Stars quilt, (4) large convex scraps were created from each of the prints that I used to create the stars, for a total of (68) large scraps. I quickly trimmed them down using 5″ finished / 5 1/2″ unfinished convex templates. I looked through my solids stash and selected Kona Cotton in Shadow to use as a background for this bonus quilt. After cutting the matching 5″ finished / 5 1/2″ unfinished concave templates from Shadow, I quickly got the blocks pieced, pressed and squared.

Sky Full of Stars Bonus Blocks

Sky Full of Stars Bonus Blocks

From my sampling of these Carolyn Friedlander prints, I was pleasantly surprised to find a soft rainbow was hiding.

First Layout

First Layout

I threw the blocks up on my design wall and cut in some additional background fabric to get a feel for how the quilt was coming together. After staring at the layout for a while, I decided to rearrange the order a bit.

Second Layout

Second Layout

Both layouts appeal to me, but I liked having the darker colors along the edge of the quilt to make it feel a bit more grounded. With that decision made, it only took a few hours to get the rows pieced together.

Rows Pieced

Rows Pieced

It feels a bit ironic, but the bonus quilt top is slightly larger than the Sky Full of Stars quilt, which finished at 48″ square! When fully pieced together, the quilt top will measure 50 1/2″ wide by 55 1/2″ tall. I just couldn’t let those wonderful scraps be set aside for too long. Clearly I’m in a use up what I started mode right now.

Any ideas on what to name this quilt? What are you working on this week?

22 thoughts on “Sky Full of Stars {Bonus Quilt}

  1. Lea says:

    Wow Yvonne, what a beautiful quilt. I like the lay out. It’s so different. As for a name I have no ideas.

    1. Audrey Derby says:

      “Twist and Shout” for the name? Lol

      1. Audrey Derby says:

        Thank you….so nice receiving a reply, showing that you took the time to read my comment!

  2. Cindy P says:

    Beautiful and to think it’s from leftovers. I am no good at naming anything.

  3. vivian383 says:

    Wow what a cool bonus quilt! Nothing went to waste here. For a name, I would suggest Twist!

  4. Gilda says:

    So very pretty. How about “unchained”

  5. Curved piecing is so much fun to play with; there are so many layout options. The little bonus blocks make a fun quilt. As for a name, how about Intertwined?

  6. patty says:

    Playing with scraps is the best!

  7. Jayne Willis says:

    I’m with you on using the scraps! Some are too good to set aside! With curves (DPs) it can be a vicious cycle using the scraps…they go on and on!

  8. Suzanne says:

    It turned out beautifully! I’d name it “Rainbow Braids”.

  9. Debbie says:

    What a fun bonus project. It makes me think of rope…

  10. Andrea says:

    Awesome! How about Helix?

  11. Rochelle Summers says:

    I love the way the colors glow against the background and the twists of the curves. What a great way to keep from having another stack of “leftovers” taking up space. I like braids or twisted candy for a name.

  12. Shannon says:

    Love the movement in this one!!

  13. What a fun group of blocks. It reminds me of salt water taffy and ropes, not very good at the naming but thats what I see!

  14. Quilting Tangent says:

    I like this design.

  15. Great use of those wonderful fabrics. Love the curve piece blocks.
    Looks like a twisted chord to me – how about Entwined for the name?

  16. Anja @ Anja Quilts says:

    It looks great. I’ve enjoyed following your curve adventures.

  17. Pam Jolly says:

    That is beautiful! I would call it Twists and Turns or Twisted Rainbow. Whatever you name it, it is a lovely quilt.

  18. It definitely doesn’t look like a set of leftovers. Congrats on a beautiful finish!

  19. drobinsden says:

    Love your work Yvonne! This reminds me of Squiggle Balloons, so perhaps ‘Squiggle?’

  20. Lorna Jones says:

    Love the rainbow connection. You always did love rainbows! After reading through everyone’s suggestions, I must say I saw braided hair when I first looked at the quilt. Maybe because of the yellows up at the top and all those times I braided your beautiful long hair! Medusa!! So I vote for Rainbow Braid! Love you!!

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