Tag Archives: starbright

Slow stitching

When it’s cold outside (-15 C ), it’s the perfect time to be sitting on the sofa under my Starbright quilt. I realized that the only time I was hand quilting it was on visits to the cottage, so this winter I put it beside the sofa and have continued to progress. I am using […]

Hand quilting continuation

Hurray for cooler evenings and a chance to get out my hand quilting. I am quilting the stars with 12 wt Aurifil thread 2915 and the background diamonds with 50 weight colour 2000. I find it difficult to make my starting knot with the heavier thread so I cut a piece double long and start […]

New Hand Stitching

I hand quilted My Very First Quilt, because I decided that since I was learning this craft, I should learn it in a traditional way. I hand quilted my Modern Butterfly quilt as a take-along project. When I finished the top for this Starbright quilt, I decided that the quilt was so vibrant already that […]


I bet you’ve been eagerly waiting to hear how I did on my To-Do list from last week? Well, I know it’s only Monday, but with band rehearsal on Tuesday nights, I don’t tend to get much sewing–or blogging–done on Tuesdays. -finish up Abbey jacket (link to pattern) for my daughter Done, but someone is […]

New toy and Works in Progress

Mid week already? Time sure flies when I’m having fun! Did you see all the yummy fabric being shown on instagram from this past weekend’s quilt market? Ah yes, but I have all those commitments to finish up… Fellow Modern Quilt Guild member Christine at Stitch All the Things (multi-talented, she is) has a To-Do […]

Weekend Update

I actually accomplished more than I thought I would, considering my husband worked all weekend (extremely unusual). I mean, I love my daughter dearly, but she wants mom’s undivided attention all.the.time. D’you know? A start on my little quilts swap. I had my little helper lay out the pieces, that helped keep her busy. Some […]

Starbright Fabric Pull (Sunday Stash)

I love quilt alongs, I find them so inspiring. So I purchased Rachel’s (at Stitched in Color) latest class, Angled. After reviewing the projects she was offering, I decided to make just one quilt, Starbright. I am doing some smaller projects as well. I have a lot of yellows (strangely in my stash, but then […]