I made these quilts last spring/summer. It's really hard to quilt behind the scenes. It was for a good reason, though. This quilt pattern, (called Super Stars), is featured in the book Fresh Fabric Treats. I have to say, it's pretty fun to see your quilt in a book!! I was a little (ok, a lot) nervous, and a lot excited to see it in print. The book arrived on my doorstep a few weeks ago and I was able to flip through it. I was pleased as punch. It was a happy day!
So, this quilt (on the left) was made with Punctuation fabric, by American Jane, which is from last year.
This one (on the right) is made from Snippets fabric, also by American Jane, and it's even older than the Punctuation fabric...so I'm sorry to say, it's out of print. :(
This is the back of the punctuation quilt.
This is the back of the snippets quilt. Can you tell that I made do with what I had in my stash for this one? I also made sure to include the extra block in the back. I love how it turned out.
Each quilt measures 72" finished. It's sooooooo nice to be able to (finally) blog about these!
These quilts are beautiful!!! Can't wait to see the book.
Lovely quilts :-)
Both are gorgeous! I always love how the backs of your quilts are so creative.
Congrats on being published in Fresh Fabric Treats. I'm hoping to have a copy to look through soon.
ooh - I never would have thought they were so big! Love the huge stars.
And your back is awesome. The make-do with stash backs always are I think.
And hurray for you having your pattern in the book. It is fun :)
Your Super Stars are super stars Amanda!
Your quilts are really gorgeous! Now, I know that I'll be buying this book!
Oooo I love that backing!
Love them! Especially the star back on the one!
Lovely! Did you make this with charm squares? Looks like it would be a really fun use for charms, I imagine you'd just have to trim the center ones.
Love 'em both and congrats on them appearing in the book!
Love them both. You just can't go wrong with American Jane. :)
Congratulations on being in print!
I like them both. And the book was fun to look at. Yours is the best in the book. :)
Just Beautiful, Amandajean! What a lovely experience to see your quilts in a book. I also like your resourcefulness in using that extra block in the backing. Making do is always a good thing! Happy Quilting!
Well, Amandajean, this is Jayne, wife of Kevin, who left that last comment!! Actually, he was logged in on my computer, so when I commented, it came up as him! (Hoping that all makes sense! lol!)
Very cute! I think I still have some of those lovely out-of-print fabrics in my stash, so it's fun to see them in your quilts. Good job waiting!
...and I love your yellow binding!
Love them! Can't wait to see the book!
Congratulations these are wonderful, you quilting superstar you!
they're both beauties!
Oh how exciting!!! I love scrap quilts and I really love how the fabrics "pop" against that background!! The backing is great too, could turn it over and use it that way too!
Have a great evening!
What terrific quilts! Congrats on being in the book :)
I love back too.
congratulations on a job well done. I couldn't pick a fav either. that happens to be my favorite basic block. You know, when in doubt make a star.
Both quilts are beautiful...and love the back!! Very sweet!
You never cease to amaze me, my friend! Congrats on the feature! :)
darling! love the back and the stripey binding!
Crazy cute stars! Lovely finishings...happy summer to you.
Love them -- and that back is gorgeous too!
Such great work. I really love the back, too. Simple and effective.
Like both. Front and back! Congratulations!
Now that I have all the fabric for it, I should get going on mine!
How fabulous! I have just pressed 'order' on this book....I can't wait for it to arrive. These quilts are lovely and well done for being part of the book's bakers.
So pretty and I love the back. Congrats on being in the book!
They are charming. I bought the book and hope to get started on one for me.
Those look Great!!
I Think I need to do a quilt with some white...
Just gorgeous. I always end up piecing the back. I thought that's what you supposed to do. ha
Congratulations on being published! Both quilts are absolutely lovely and like you, I would have a hard time picking my favorite! Will be putting this book on my list.
Those are fabulous! What exciting news for you! We knew you were great all along....but seeing someone put it in print just validates that!
Love them!!! Stars are always great quilts!!
I love both of them, but I especially love your "make do" back! Beautiful!!
They are both awesome and what a fun quilt for the FFT book. Were you at quilt market? I was hoping to run into you! Congrats!
They are both beautiful!
Congrats on them being in the book!
That's an awesome back CrazyMom! And those are really cute quilts too -- as always from you!
Wow! Your quilts are gorgeous!!
I want to make one!!
Deb from clutteredquilter.blogspot.com
Both quilts are gorgeous! I can see why you have a hard time picking a favorite!
I really do love your star quilts and - I swear! - I never thought I would say this one day, because normally I really don't like star-patterns on a quilt at all.
But these are so bright and wonderful...
(...by the way, I just ordered the book immediately!)
Que maravilla de quilts!!!!
These are just stunning.
Pretty quilts - I wish I could see how they were quilted. Congratulations on the book deal!
All the best - Chris
These are great. I love the fabrics too. Just a warm-your-heart feel to these.
Is it wrong that I love the back so so so much? I think you have solved my last minute wedding present dilemma. thank you for your amazing sewing!
So cute. I love the back! yeah!
I love the back almost as much as the front!! How fun!
Congratulations!! Your star quilts are wonderful! Great choice for the backing!
This was the pattern that I LOVED the most from the book - as soon as I saw it thought it would be perfect for my cherished FMF stash! Thanks for an awesome pattern!
You go girl with your ROCKSTAR quilting self!!! Love the back... I really wish I could figure out how to align the front to the back...
So great to see the stars in person! I loved seeing them in the book - congratulations to you! You deserve to toot your horn for this. I'm always inspired by your inventiveness in using scraps. I adore the way you incorporated the star block on the back - such a cool effect.
Beautiful -- I think my daughter would love one like these for Christmas.
Those quilts are beautiful!!!
they are gorgeous! congrats.
I recently purchased your book specifically to make this darling quilt but I'm confused about something. As I'm frustratingly unable to find a turnover in the fabric I want to quilt with, I wondered if I could just purchase a few more charm packs and cut them on the diagonal to make the star points. Your instructions state to cut the turnovers down to 5" anyway so I wondered if I could make it work with a charm pack because I'm in a bind. Thanks so much for your help!
I don't think they make turnovers anymore, I'm sorry to say. That probably explains why you are getting so frustrated, huh? Anyhow, you could just buy extra charm packs...however, if you start with a 5" charm square for a half square triangle, you will lose some for the seam allowance, ending up with a 4" Half square triangle, not a 5" HST. I hope that makes sense! If you have further questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'd be happy to help.
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