I miss the sun. Today I could use some for sure.
So this is as close as it gets to a sunny day in these parts. The yard needs a mow, there’s morning glory everywhere and now the leaves are coming down, but truthfully, I don’t care. I’m content to ignore it all and stay inside to sew.
I picked Sunspots up from Krista’s and threw it in the wash this morning along with some other quilts I’ll be showing off here soon. Krista’s quilting just shrunk in so nicely!
We had fun deciding together what quilt designs should go where as we swilled beer. I can’t tell you how fun it is to work with a long-arm quilter that you adore.
I’m not sure what quilting element I like most, the swirls within the sun, the way the quilting in the background forms triangles, rectangles and squares,
or that little moon Krista quilted in.
Three awesome quilting elements make this quilt so fun. Krista’s amazing!
It looks rockin’ from the back too! So happy, don’t know what I’ll do with it.
Sunspots was inspired by Denyse Schmidt’s Crazy Star from her amazing book Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiration. I avoided the piecing on muslin and strip pieced instead. The final star is finished like a wonky star nine-patch block. I just didn’t want fussy or the same size points so this worked nicely for me.
I just dumped out my scrap bin that I use exclusively for strips for this one. Pulling oranges, reds, yellows and some browns. I never would have put brown in had it not been for DS’s inspiration. It makes so much sense to have that dark value of course.
Any one going to the Block Party Quilter’s show this weekend? I’m thinking of heading over on Friday.