Morning Star (144)

This fun little quilt can be found in the Spring 2015 edition of Fons and Porter’s Scrap Quilts Magazine.  It is 70 inches square (I know, an odd size, but I only had enough fabric to make a short twin quilt–or wide lap quilt).

Morning Star (144)

This quilt was made with a fat quarter set of Carolyn Friedlander’s Botanics line.

Morning Star 3

I used a paper piecing technique to create it.  The Botanics line was fun, but I found some of the fabric colors were extremely saturated and vivid, while other fabrics were fairly muted.  I wanted to create a pattern that could use all of the fabrics in a complimentary way.

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I did a simple straight line stitch around most of the horizontal and vertical seams and in the inside and outside of the diamonds.

Working with the Botanics line was a lot of fun.  I really enjoy using Carolyn Friedlander’s designs.  I find the designs to be subtle, which lets the eye focus on the colors and design of the quilt.  To me, her designs are perfect for quilting.

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