It feels so good to have my Sew Colorful Stars quilt top finished! This quilt was started in January and has been one of my 2021 projects for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
60" x 78"
As you can see in the closer photos, my background fabric does have some color in it, although it looks solid white at a distance. The background is Pin Drop by Christopher Thompson for Riley Blake, and it is still available at Fat Quarter Shop (and probably at other stores too.)
I made one block each month as part of the RSC, plus a couple of extras when we had a month for dark neutrals. The blocks for this quilt were challenging to make with all those triangles, especially getting the seam allowances to nest together and lay flat. My photos show me some spots that really need some more pressing.
The original pattern for this did not include the smaller stars with the sashing, but I wanted to add a little something to break up all that white background. That proved to be the most difficult part of the whole project, as I considered several options before coming up with the little pinwheel stars. I'm very happy with the way they echo the design of the large stars and tie it all together. I used more pastel versions of my rainbow of colors for the small stars in order to keep the focus on the big stars.
This is my second rainbow quilt top assembled from the blocks I've been making all year. It's time for me to decide which one to put together next! This was also my One Monthly Goal for November, and I will be linking up there at the end of the month.
Linking up with:
Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
Finished or Not Friday at Alycia Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Rainbow Scrap Challenge at soscrappy
Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework
One Monthly Goal at Elm Creek Quilts
Happy quilting everyone!
Julie in GA