Check the newsstands if you want to see out the latest quilt. The magazine you’ll want to look for is Quilter’s World, Summer 2021 edition.
Our quilt is called Star Crossed Lovers. The quilt started out several years ago. At the time, Quiltmaker had a magazine that came out Spring and Fall call Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks. They would ask designers to submit 12″ blocks. Well, this is the block we submitted.
That block stayed on my brain and finally I put it together into this quilt…
It doesn’t look like the same block at all, does it?
Now, it looks like there are stars. The original block doesn’t looke like stars at all.
We did a little play on this quilt. Typically when people make a quilt with fat quarters, they have the same background and the fat quarters are used for the colorful part of the quilt…not our quilt. The red and the blue is the same print. The background is where the fat quarters were used. You can see we used a lot of different ones.
We tried to focus on cream to almost goldish fat quarters. We left the white out. LOTS of variety was needed to make this look. Me, I love it.
It was windy when I was trying to get pictures. The true colors are more like the photo above.
…or the photo below.
Can you believe I did the custom quilting on this?? I can’t.
Here is my backing fabric. It’s a leftover from back in the day when Kelli and I bought flat fold fabric for $2.99 a yard.
The snow is gone but our grass hasn’t greened up yet.
The red border and the binding match the red in the blocks.
This was a fun quilt to make. It could easily be modified for a Quilt of Valor.
I’m happy to have this one back home. I’m not sure but this one might be the raffle quilt for the Firemen’s breakfast next year.
Kelli and I were asked to submit something for this issue as it features mother/daughter quilting teams.
You can see that the photographer for the magazine had the same issues I did trying to get the color of the quilt right. So, if you get a copy of the magazine, think of the photo above with the lighter backgrounds…not the peachy/gold you see in some of the pictures.
Kelli and I are happy to be working with Quilter’s World. We love trying new things.
Let us know what you think of the quilt…