A few months ago I posted a Quilting: Show and Tell blog and in this blog I shared some things I learned while doing an applique project. I also showed a sneak peak of another quilt project I was working on called Twilight Stars from Cheryl Wall’s book “At Home With Country Quilts“. This quilt (a wedding gift for my niece and her fiancé) finally made its way to the couple in Florida and now I can share what I learned while I was making these adorable stars.
The fabric I used to piece this quilt is from Lynne Hagmeier’s KT Favorites II and Sweet Pea fabric line by Moda . This wasn’t a planned choice. It actually came together when I received some charm packs from this fabric line for a birthday gift from my dear sister. I just love pre-cuts. After purchasing more fabric (a layer cake and a jelly roll) from this fabric line I was ready to begin cutting and piecing the quilt top. I soon learned however, the color way was not of equal parts needed for this particular design. Meaning there were more darks and mediums in the line. As luck would have it, I stumbled upon a Missouri Star Quilting Co. (MSQC) tutorial featuring fabric designer Lynne Hagmeier. From this tutorial I learned that this particular fabric line was made of only 15% lights which meant I needed to purchase more fabric from this line in order to complete this quilt pattern. This is not a bad thing, because a quilter can never have too much fabric, right? So here’s what I learned from this project; when planning my next quilting project that includes pre-cuts I need to consider the color way within a fabric line, because having this knowledge will help me to determine how much fabric from a particular line is needed to complete the quilt design.
I had so much fun making this quilt. It has inspired to me to tackle several new projects, so I hope you will check back soon to see what’s happening in my quilting studio.