Sunday 2 May 2021

A Year of Stars with Natalia Bonner - Morning Star/New Project Coming Up

Just a quick post to show you the quilted Morning Star Block for the month of April.

Loved doing this block. Particularly like the centre motif. Still have the sashings to do, but waiting for an opportunity to change the thread as I am quilting the pebbles in that dusty pink colour. Given that this is a year long quiltalong, there's plenty of time to pebble along. Have a few other things on the go at the moment.

Apart from this, we had our first Quilt Show after the isolation of 2020. Went the other day to have a bit of a was brilliant, of course! Just nice to mix with like minded people and look at beautiful quilts and fabric. 

Found something very special

A fabric panel from Denise Burkitt called Fancy Free. How beautiful is that...sparked my creative juices straight away only hindered today by not having enough red fabric for a bit of a border to go around it  - otherwise I would have made a start on it. Just love the colours and the possibilities.

Planning to freemotion-quilt this with dense background fillers, outlining the flowers and filling in the spaces with different designs. A bit like the Big Dream Panel, except on a smaller scale and for the skinny petals obviously only following the outlines. Not sure yet, have not got a plan as yet, but itching to get going on that.



  1. Such a beautiful fabric panel! If you have other border fabrics in your stash, perhaps you could make each side a different shade of red. . .then you could start! Your quilting on the Morning Star is brilliant. That center makes the whole block shine!

  2. lovely quilt block and quilting. The quilting in the sashing looks particularly challenging, yet so perfect for sashing. Your bright fabric is going to be fun to quilt on. I'm looking forward to seeing it when you are finished.

  3. Ooh, you got to go to a real, LIVE quilt show?! How exciting! These days, that's like telling people you just got back from MARS! I love that panel; can't wait to see how you'll embellish it with FMQ!


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