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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    Maureen Cracknell Handmade

    August 23, 2012

    I love this, Faith! The colors are great!

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    August 23, 2012

    Beautiful =)

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    August 23, 2012

    What pretty colors and patterns! Love it!

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    holly | bijou lovely

    August 23, 2012

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

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    August 23, 2012

    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 🙂

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    claudia@machen und tun

    August 23, 2012

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

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    August 23, 2012

    You did an amazing job!!!

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    August 24, 2012

    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.

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      August 24, 2012

      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.

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    Rachel at Stitched in Color

    August 24, 2012

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

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    August 25, 2012

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

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    August 27, 2012

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

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    August 27, 2012

    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!

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    Laura Gunn

    September 28, 2012

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

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    January 1, 2014

    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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