May 12, 2009

Starlit Night for Twilt Tuesday

Posted in Cathedral Windows, Twitter Quilts...Twilts tagged , , , , , at 7:22 AM by Shelley Swanland

Starlit NightI went back to the early days of my process to create “Starlit Night”. The larger star in this piece is a Floating Star block  from my second book, “Machine Stitched Cathedral Stars“. I shrunk the block and used a grid of 1” background squares. The smaller stars are miniature versions of Star Puzzle. I love the strong constrast created with gold prints and dark star prints. Machine quilted stars and a few Hot Stick crystals on the background add to the celestial feel.

Floating Star

The border print is an older Batik from the early 90’s, I think. I enjoy digging through my fabric collection and finding the older pieces. Twilts are the perfect place to finally use these fabrics. I am considering offering patterns for some of the Twilts so if there’s one you really like let me know.

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