Turkey Tracks: February 8, 2018
“Big Star: Cotton+Steel” Quilt
I designed the big funky star in an Amy Friend workshop last spring–using her improv paper piecing design process. The book is IMPROV PAPER PIECING. I used all Cotton+Steel for the big stars. And I manipulated color in the center of the stars to get the internal star shape at the center. The block is 16 inches with four quadrants of 8 inches that come together.
There are lots of “big star” forms out in the quilty world, but mine are “funky.”
I used this very fun aqua print for the back. And I like the light binding a lot. I like the dark grey background, too. It feels very rich and warm.
The design throws a lot of patterns. Here is an octagon.
Here is a big fan with a funky center.
And when seen in other ways, the diamonds form lines up and down the quilt.
I wanted quilting that did not in any way distract from the pattern, so I used a medium grey thread and just made a grid of wavy lines. It worked beautifully as where they c tossed made odd-shaped funky diamond forms.