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Cosmos Ribbon

Cosmos Ribbon Quilt

I was lucky enough this past week to have the chance to work with artist Laura Gunn’s upcoming line, Cosmos. Laura sent me a charm pack with 5″ squares of each of her new designs and Painter’s Canvas. As usual, the fabric is beautiful. If I had to pick a favorite, I think it would be the Tiny Cosmos print. I’m already thinking I need to buy more and make some pillows for my couch with it.

Cosmos Ribbon Quilt

I was debating what I should do with charms, and I decided to use the Ribbon Star tutorial from the Solstice Stars Series, with some minor changes. Since the charms were a bit larger than I needed for the 12″ block, I decided to increase all the squares that make the block slightly (up to 4″ x 4″ after trimming rather than 3.5″ x 3.5″). Simple enough change that resulted in a slightly larger finished block.

Cosmos Ribbon Quilt

I also decided to use several different shades of tan for the background rather than white. I just randomly selected these as I was sewing my HSTs. I quilted in diagonals, 1/4″ away from each side of the diagonal seams. The binding is Skinny Stripes in Citron, from another Laura Gunn collection, Poppy.

Cosmos Ribbon Quilt

Cosmos comes out in September, keep an eye out for it at your favorite local or online fabric shop!

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15 Responses to “Cosmos Ribbon”

  1. 1

    I love this, Faith! The colors are great!

  2. 2
    Carolyn says:

    Beautiful =)

  3. 3
    Kar says:

    What pretty colors and patterns! Love it!

  4. 4

    So pretty Faith! I’m using these right now too and I agree, they’re so beautiful!

  5. 5
    Alie says:

    It’s just beautiful! Love how you used the charm pack. The random tans really add a lot of fun depth to your mini as well :)

  6. 6

    it is wonderful, Faith, great combo with the light solids!

  7. 7
    cynthia says:

    You did an amazing job!!!

  8. 8
    Heather says:

    Beautiful, Faith! Do you have an idea of what those neutrals were that you used for the backgrounds? I have a plan in the early stages to do something similar, with subtly neutrals in 3 or 4 different shades as backgrounds, and I love the look of yours.

    • 10
      Faith says:

      Hi Heather! One of mine wasn’t labeled, but the others were Free Spirit Designer Solid Pearl, Moda Bella Solid Etching Stone, Kona Snow, Free Spirit Designer Solids Dogwood (the darkest one you see on the quilt). Free Spirit Designer Solids Sand Dune is also one of my favorite neutrals.

  9. 9

    Such a pretty quilt, Faith! Inspiring me to remember to do more mixed neutrals.

  10. 11
    Karen says:

    I’ll be keeping an eye out for this line – the quilt looks great and the mixed neutrals is a nice touch.

  11. 12
    Sarah says:

    Super cute! I’m always wondering what you do with a quilt of that size? Wall art? Little table runner?

  12. 13
    Kara says:

    Love, love, love how that came out – love the line and what a great idea with the mixed neutrals. The way it looks on my screen I actually thought it was various shades of gray (50 of them? – ha!). Great job!

  13. 14
    Laura Gunn says:

    I’m just seeing this finished. It is so lovely!!! Thank you.

  14. 15
    Erica says:

    Thank you for your fantastic tutorials. I used this beautiful star block for one of my hives and another one of your solstice stars was requested by another hive member. Both look lovely, and your tutorials made them very simple for me. Thanks!

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