Meet the “Vintage Quilt Revival” Quilts: Star Bright

Star Bright Quilt ~ Pattern from book Vintage Quilt Revival

Happy Day-After-Thanksgiving for my American readers! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed some time off with your families. I’m sure many of you are out shopping today – maybe even you’ve been up since midnight. But for those spending time at home today, I’m very happy to share my next quilt from Vintage Quilt Revival with you, the Star Bright Quilt.

But before I get to the quilt, something really, really exciting arrived on my doorstep Tuesday afternoon. My copies of the book! And this is awesome news because it means the books are all in the warehouse here in the United States now and being shipped out to retailers. So you should start seeing it soon in shops and if you ordered it online already, chances are you will be getting it sooner than expected! Woohoo!

Vintage Quilt Revival

I also have a few copies available in my shop ready to ship. Those are signed by all 3 of us authors. If you happened to purchase a copy from somewhere else, you can get signed bookplates in my shop as well (The $1 cost for those just covers the shipping and paypal fees).

Back to today’s quilt share! This the my Star Bright quilt and definitely one of my favorites. Maybe because it combines a few of my favorite things: paper piecing, stars and fabrics from Anna Maria Horner.

Star Bright Quilt ~ Pattern from book Vintage Quilt Revival

It’s lap sized and quilted with straight lines.

Star Bright Quilt ~ Pattern from book Vintage Quilt Revival

I’m not sure if I mentioned this in my last post, but something I love about this book is that many of the projects use 12″ x 12″ finished blocks. This makes the quilt patterns really flexible. If you like a layout, but want to switch out the blocks, it’s really easy. Just pick one (or more) of the other 19 blocks in the book (or another block you happen to know and love). Make your blocks and plug them into the pattern.

I was motivated last week to do a bit of Christmas sewing for the house. I used the block from this quilt to make a new pillow for my couch.

Star Bright Quilts ~ Pattern from book Vintage Quilt Revival

I sashed the block in my favorite text print by Violet Craft‘s Madrona Road line. The backing is an awesome red crosshatch by Lucie Summers.

Star Bright Quilts ~ Pattern from book Vintage Quilt Revival

I did some light free motion meandering quilting in the negative space and then assembled using Katie’s invisible zipper tutorial that I love so much.

Star Bright Quilts ~ Pattern from book Vintage Quilt Revival

I think it matches the Christmas quilt I made last year quite well!



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    Kathy Guenther

    November 29, 2013

    Another great quilt. Cant waitfor the book!

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    Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures

    November 29, 2013

    Your book is on my Christmas list…

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    November 29, 2013

    Just ordered…..will be my New Years treat! As always your work is inspiring and happy to the eye =)

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    November 29, 2013

    Now I know what I’ll be spending any amazon gift cards I get from my students! Can’t wait for the book!

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    November 29, 2013

    I love the strips of plain white. They really make the colors pop. The flip side is really beautiful. Sometimes quilters just back the quilts with leftovers–which is fun, too–but I like that the backing is just as beautiful, and surprising, as the front.

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    November 29, 2013

    And far, far away, I just paused from sewing on a button covered in the same Madrona Road print to read your post.
    I live the cheerful, blue floral backing fabric.

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    November 29, 2013

    Your Star Bright Quilt is beautiful. I like your choice of fabiric and your quilting!

    Congratulations on your publication of Vintage Quilt Revival! I look forward to seeing it.

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    November 29, 2013

    I really like the scrappy look of the stars in your quilt and the back is great. I think it’s always fun to have such a bold back. Can’t wait to see the book in person soon.

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    November 29, 2013

    That quilt looks amazing. I’m glad your book is on my Christmas list!

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    November 29, 2013

    I have been loving the quilts that all three of you are showing off, this one is wonderful!

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    November 30, 2013

    I like being able to switch out blocks that are the same size. It’s nice to know that is an option with your book.

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    November 30, 2013

    This is gorgeous! Congratulations!

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    December 2, 2013

    Wow the quilt looks amazing!!

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    December 2, 2013

    Oh! Another real beauty. It just addles my little brain, what happens when you start putting these blocks together and entirely new patterns emerge. Well done.

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    K.Lee Theel

    December 23, 2013

    My copy is under the tree. I’m so looking forward to savoring it on Christmas day!