I finished my Jewel Box Stars quilt….Bonnie Hunter offered this as a Leader and Ender a year or two ago. I didn’t join then..but last fall I decided to make the quilt. I didn’t do it as Leader and Ender style though…I just made it. You can find the pattern HERE on Bonnie Hunter’s site.
Mine and Bonnie’s are some different. Bonnie used all colors in her’s, I took a step back and did a limited color pallet.
I’ve been doing a lot of experimenting with my scrap quilt making. I used to always throw everything in. Lately I’ve been thinking things through and being more selective. Goodness knows I have enough scraps and don’t need to throw everything in.
For this quilt I decided on greens, blues, purples and pinks. I was careful to try to not add an olive green. I was open and let blue be defined very broadly. Blues could be from navy to lighter blue to periwinkle to teals and aquas.
Here’s a closer picture to help you get an idea of what was included….
You can see my BUSY white based neutrals came out to play too. I tried to pick ones that also featured the accent colors that I was using…notice many of the white based neutrals have teal, blues and greens in them.
I very much enjoyed making this quit. If was fun and fast and included lots of four patches (my favorite!)
One of the reasons this quilt got held up was that I didn’t love the backing fabric that I originally chose….this crazy frog fabric.
It wasn’t the frogs that bothered me….I loved the blues and greens. What I didn’t love was the orange flowers. There was no orange on the front of the quilt…
After COVID-19 and limited income and wanting to finish projects I just quit being so picky and went with it. I’m glad I did as in the end I love it and really what’s the big deal that there’s some orange.
I really love this quilt. It’s going to be a graduation present…or at least that’s the current plan.
My little Rosebud (yes, she gets called that often) is so good as posing.
I really love the quilt and am so happy with the experiment I did limiting the colors….
Again, you can find the pattern HERE on Bonnie Hunter’s site.