Friday, May 15, 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival--Dancing Stars

Once again it is time for the spring Blogger's Quilt Festival, the wonderful online quilt show organized by Amy at Amy's Creative Side. There is always an overwhelming array of amazing quilts entered in the festival. I can't wait to start working my way through the entries and seeing the beautiful quilts!

My entry for this spring started as part of the Dancing Stars quilt-along designed by Amy Ellis, our hard-working hostess for the Blogger's Quilt Festival. Here is the pattern design from Amy's Craftsy store. Not only is it a spectacular pattern, it's also available for free! 

I made my blocks all throughout 2013 as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. The blocks are foundation pieced, and the finished block size is 6". We were assigned a monthly color, and I made about a dozen blocks each month, ending up with a total of 135 stars at the end of the year. 111 of those blocks were used in the finished quilt.

Dancing Stars 60" x 77"
pattern by Amy Ellis
The quilt back is just as much fun as the front. The wonderful batik fabric for the back came from a skirt that I bought at a rummage sale. It was made up of rectangular pieces of fabric, which I took apart and pieced back together for this quilt back. The binding is the same solid black as the background of the stars.

Dancing Stars
Finished size: 60" x 77"
Pattern: "Dancing Stars" by Amy Ellis, available HERE
Blogger's Quilt Festival ROYGBIV Category

Bloggers will be posting their entries in 11 different categories for the Blogger's Quilt Festival until May 21st. Check out the incredible quilting artistry on display HERE. Voting for your favorites runs from May 22nd until the 29th. The rainbow quilts, including my Dancing Stars, can be found HERE.

Julie in GA


  1. This turned out GREAT! It was fun watching all the stars progress during last year's RSC, so glad I got to see the finished quilt. Great backing, too!!

  2. One of my favorite quilts from your portfolio. Those brights really shine against that black.

  3. These are lovely! I really like the dark background, it seems to make them float or pop off the quilt.

  4. What an amazing quilt! I've loved Amy's design, but your fabric choices have taken it to a whole new level!

  5. I love your Dancing Stars! Beautiful!! and a few a month is a great way to make it :)

  6. Super bright fun quilt! Glad I am not the only one to repurpose clothing into quilts :)

  7. I saw your dancing stars from time to time during last year and they've made a beautiful quilt. Great find for the backing fabric.


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