Starfall II

Starfall II

Don’t worry, I didn’t just whip this quilt up in the last few days. (You probably figured that out based on the weather in the photo here.) Last December, I had the great opportunity to make a new, larger version and pattern of my baby Starfall quilt for Modern Quilts Unlimited, Spring 2013 issue. (See the bottom of my Publications page for pattern errata.)

I originally made this quilt for the class I co-taught at the Sewing Summit – Shapes and Angles. This quilt was an example of what you can make using the Partial Seams technique. (Speaking of…I do plan on *finally* putting up a tutorial for partial seams very soon.)

Starfall II

I fell in love, hard, with Denyse Schmidt’s Chicopee collection last year. So much so, that I made this second quilt out of the same fabrics. I mixed in a few fabrics from her DS Quilts Collections from JoAnns and one perfect green print from Anna Maria Horner’s Good Folks collection.

Starfall II

The background is all various shades of neutral fabrics, from Free Spirit Designer Solids and Moda Bella Solids.

Starfall II

The finished quilt measure 60″ x 72″ and I quilted it with straight lines, 1/2″ apart. As usual, that took awhile but was more than worth it in the end.

Starfall in Modern Quilts Unlimited Spring 2013

I definitely recommend picking up the magazine – not just for my quilt but for all the others inside. It’s full of beautiful patterns by all sorts of names you will probably recognize (Rossie Hutchinson, Patty Sloniger, Patty Young, Elizabeth Dackson, Victoria Findlay Wolfe and many others) and a great article about Negative Space by Jacquie Gehring.

Starfall II

I believe subscribers already should have their copies, and you will be able to find it at shops soon (if not already).

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38 Comments

  1. Reply

    Kritta22

    May 2, 2013

    Soooo pretty! I’m off to track down the magazine!

  2. Reply

    Melissa

    May 2, 2013

    I got my copy last week and instantly fell in love with your quilt – it’s beautiful!

  3. Reply

    Karee

    May 2, 2013

    Wonderful! This ‘go-to’ pattern proves bigger can sometimes be better.

  4. Reply

    Dana Harris

    May 2, 2013

    Faith, I just love your ability to choose different background fabrics to highlight your blocks. You should write your own book and talk about your process of choosing different fabrics. I am such a fan of yours!

  5. Reply

    Janice Kinshella

    May 2, 2013

    I have been picking up some greens that I love and finally found the quilt I would like to make with them.

  6. Reply

    Carla

    May 2, 2013

    This is so fabulous! I may just NEED to make one ; )

  7. Reply

    Elizabeth Miller

    May 2, 2013

    looks like so much fun . I did recieve my magizine this week love it and i loved the article on Victoria Findlay Wolfe i had the pleasure of meeting her in her New York home two years ago she opened up her home for the American Quilters Society so we could learn about the Save Our Stories it was an awesome weekend and Victoria is a lovely lady .

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    Karen

    May 2, 2013

    Wow! How beautiful. I also love the Chicopee fabrics but haven’t done anything with mine yet.

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    mrs d

    May 2, 2013

    stunning. I love it. I will have to track down this issue:)

  10. Reply

    Franziska Frohn

    May 2, 2013

    As much as I like this quilt (this and the smaller version): 20 $ for shipping the magazine to Europe is too much. So sad.

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      Faith

      May 2, 2013

      Hi Franziska! I believe they also offer a digital subscription, so you might want to check that out! πŸ™‚

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        Franziska Frohn

        May 2, 2013

        Thanks a lot. Seems like it’s possible, although there are currently some technical problems. I’ll keep my eye on it.

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          Franziska

          May 5, 2013

          I’m not able to put the magazine into the shopping cart. An email was sent without any reply by now. So unfortunately no digital issue for me either. *sigh*

          • Lizzie

            May 16, 2013

            Franziska-I had trouble at first too, but if you click Faith’s link that says Spring 2013, it should take you to an order form. If it doesn’t (and for me it did once, but not twice, when I lost connection) then click on the other link in front of that one, called Modern Quilts Unlimited. From there, click on the 3rd button from the left, on the top, called Order. I think you can take it from there and order an email subscription or a single e issue!

  11. Reply

    Chandra

    May 2, 2013

    Great use of beautiful fabrics, thanks for sharing.

  12. Reply

    Maeve

    May 2, 2013

    AMAZING quilt! So beautifully done! Wow!! I love how you combined the fabrics. Now I have to find a copy of this issue asap.

  13. Reply

    Gertie

    May 2, 2013

    Wow – such a beautiful quilt. Stellar! I am a sucker for anything Chicopee and this tops the lot I think. Absolutely gorgeous x

  14. Reply

    elsa

    May 2, 2013

    Starfall ll is beautiful ~

  15. Reply

    Karen

    May 2, 2013

    This quilt is really beautiful, as always! I love your variety of neutrals, so subtle yet creates such depth. What you did with that Chicopee collection…. stunning all around!! Just love it!!!

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    Cynthia Daugherty

    May 2, 2013

    Love your quilts / patterns! Love this quilt — sent picture to my husband to stop by store to pick up magazine on his way home. Good thing he loves me and facilitates my compulsive fabric disorder!
    I hope its there — got to make that quilt!

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      Faith

      May 2, 2013

      I hope he finds it! I was just at my Barnes & Noble this morning and they didn’t have it out yet. Soon though!

  17. Reply

    Kristi

    May 2, 2013

    Such a lovely quilt. I’d love to make one myself trying out your method of using different shades of neutral in the background.

  18. Reply

    Catherine

    May 2, 2013

    It’s an absolutely beautiful quilt – the colours are lovely and I am so envious of your ability to lay them out in a way that is perfectly balanced!

  19. Reply

    Sondra

    May 2, 2013

    Wonderful! Such a beauty, can’t wait to see the article. Congratulations!
    XXX

  20. Reply

    Cari

    May 2, 2013

    I got my copy last week and immediately fell in love with this quilt. It’s stunning! Looking forward to the partial seams tutorial!!

  21. Reply

    Shannon

    May 2, 2013

    Just ordered my digital subscription. Love the digital “age.” I can go anywhere with my e-reader and have my quilt magazine library at my fingertips! Its very handy when searching shops for the perfect fabric and I’m able to access the yardage requirements! I’m also looking forward to the partial seams tutorial!! Your quilt is absolutely beautiful Faith!

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    ChristaQuilts

    May 2, 2013

    I love this quilt! I subscribed to the magazine as soon as it was announced and now it’s one of my favorites!! Congrats on such a beautiful quilt. πŸ™‚

  23. Reply

    Katy

    May 2, 2013

    It looks great, congrats on being a cover girl πŸ™‚

  24. Reply

    Sarina

    May 2, 2013

    Love this quilt! It really makes the best of Chicopee and the additional fabrics you chose makes the project all the better. Really pretty.

  25. Reply

    Terry

    May 2, 2013

    Your quilt is So Pretty. I would love to make one similar to yours. Must track down
    that book. Thanks.

  26. Reply

    Mary Val

    May 3, 2013

    Hmm……. must go to Barnes & Noble today and look for the mag with pattern! It’s a wonderful quilt.

  27. Reply

    Mandy

    May 4, 2013

    Stunning! You are amazing. Thank you for being such an inspiration.

  28. Reply

    Melanie

    May 4, 2013

    I got my issue in the mail and I LOVE your quilt. I can’t wait to make it…I even Chicopee in my stash πŸ™‚

  29. Reply

    Pam Pollock

    May 5, 2013

    Just bought a subscription! Love your pattern, love the magazine! Am now heading to the fabric store! To a prior comment – I also was not able to download this copy and had to buy a subscription. I guess it is still bundled and not considered a back issue.

  30. Reply

    Susan K

    May 6, 2013

    Love this quilt! Will have to go buy a copy of this magazine!

  31. Reply

    Karen L

    May 6, 2013

    when I saw this quilt, went right on-line ordered mag, and will be my work in progress for the summer of collecting fabric while on road. Beautiful!

  32. Reply

    SheilaM

    May 6, 2013

    Your quilts just get better and better – this is a real beauty! I love the way you combine fabrics. Thanks for a great blog on modern quilts.

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    Sondra

    February 13, 2014

    Stunning quilt! Love this!!!!!!!

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