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