May 15, 2018

Star Lattice


For the record: I'm still in love with wedges. I'm having a geometry moment in my life right now I think. 



This quilt is made with a 10 degree ruler! It's pretty simple construction: just a Magic Triangle block with the triangle point and the outer wedges the same color. You can really do so much with that block!  This pattern is called Star Lattice. It's all written and it should be available after this week. More details here when I have them! 



I'd really like to do this quilt again all scrappy. That's a funny thing about writing patterns. I like improvising and using scraps, but the less systematic I am in my construction, the harder it is to write a pattern for another quilter to follow. I'd like to get better at including scrappy construction in my patterns. My nod to improvisation in this pattern is that I substituted 1/4 yard of the yellow solid for a nearly the same yellow print. I didn't even put that in the pattern instructions but you can see it in the close up. 


I quilted this quilt with the grid quilting technique I so love right now (GEOMETRY!!). I teach all about it in my Craftsy class, Quilting the Grid.  Oh, and do you see the facing on the back? I really didn't like any of the bindings I auditioned for the quilt and I just needed it done, so I jumped at a facing instead. I like the crisp edges and I also like that it was made with the extra backing fabric I trimmed away after quilting. I might do more of that in the future because it's so straightforward and resourceful. 


You can see the quilting better from the back, naturally. The play between the navy and the aqua is my favorite part of this quilt. It looks kind of sparkly. I feel like navy is making itself present in my color sense a lot these days. Am I the only one or is this a color trend thing? Happy stitching!



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17 comments:

Gene Black said...

I really like it!

Sarah Craig said...

Beautiful quilt, Christina! And now there's another quilt on my "must make" list...

Vicki in MN said...

So pretty!

Christine B. said...

Beautiful Christina! I love the design. I am interested in the facing.... I have never used this technique before and want to give it a try.... was it straightforward to do? Hugs Christine x

Pamela Arbour said...

It is beautiful and I can visualize it in scrappy too!

CountryGal said...

LOVE this!! Can't wait for the pattern to come out!!

Lisa said...

This is just amazing! Thank you for sharing!

FlourishingPalms said...

I have this ruler too, so you KNOW I'd love to give this design a go. Scrappy, colorful... ooo, I can picture it already. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

What a lovely design. Writing a pattern to be scrappy is definitely something that has challenged me, too. Using a closely matching solid was a fun way to introduce your scrappy sensibilities. :)

Janice Holton said...

I am loving the color combination you used on this quilt! Gorgeous! I have been through your Craftsy grid class and LOVED the practice piece I did from that class. Now, I just need to finish a quilt top where I can use what I learned!

Outback Crafter - Debra said...

Wow. I love it. The gorgeous happy yellow, the starts, the shaped border. Gorgeous.

Lorinda Davis said...

This is a cool pattern! Looking forward to seeing your scrappy version too.

KaHolly said...

It’s delightful, and I bet, in person, it’s to die for! I’d love to try a scrappy version.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great quilt! I can't wait to try out the wedge ruler, but, I have some 'deadline' projects that I'm rushing to finish. I want to take time to play with the new ruler, and don't want to 'rush' that playtime. I have a friend who wants to 'play' with me and the ruler. We'll have a party, and learn together.

bumblebee53 said...

I love this quilt! for me, it's not just the great colors, and how the aquas sparkle against the navy and that goldy-mustardy yellow. it's that you used some prints in with all those solids; i think that adds to the sparkle. Beautiful work!

Afton Warrick said...

Great design! I definitely need to give the Magic Triangle a try. Navy is a thing, so much so that regular blue is hard to come by.

Susan said...

Fabulous and amazing are two words that come to mind for this quilt - the colors, the fabric, the design, the quilting, even the facing! I need to look for that ruler for a little play in my scrap boxes! I'm completely about scraps.

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