Disclaimer: The fabrics, thread, and batting used in this project were generously supplied by Island Batik at no cost to me.
Meet my latest quilt, Kosmo's Comets. I didn't quite get the contrasts right on this one. You have to look closely to see the friendship stars in the center of the blocks. But, I thoroughly enjoyed making this quilt and I love it, even though it didn't come out the way I had it planned visually.
Kosmo's Comets is my September challenge quilt for Island Batik Ambassadors. This month's theme is Starstruck. The quilt can be any size, as long as a star theme is incorporated into the design.
I used the Globetrotter collection once again. If you remember, I used Globetrotter in last month's Wishing Star quilt, too. I added a couple of dark fabrics from my second Island Batik box ~ a solid black and a deep, dark blue.
Here's a close-up of one block. Now you can see the star. I paper pieced four sections and then sewed them around the center square to create the blocks.
The design takes on a completely different look from this angle.
I quilted Kosmo's Comets with Hobbs Thermore batting.
Oh kitty! This quilt has a nice Autumn feeling to it. I like the way my camera picked up the thread behind the heart cutout in this photo. This is Kosmo's Comets posing with a thread cabinet in my sewing studio.
I used Aurifil thread in both a bright yellow and a dark dramatic blue for the straight line quilting. I'm still having a renewed love affair with my walking foot. We're "reunited, and it feels so good...." Do you remember that popular song from the 1970's? I remember it being so popular that they played it over the loudspeaker during the morning announcements at school.
I used a non Island Batik fabric for the back of the quilt, but I'm going to show it a bit so you can see the fun I had with my walking foot. It really stands out against the orange backing fabric.
I bound the edges of this quilt with the same sunshiny yellow fabric as I used for the center of the stars. Such a happy little fabric.
Island Batik's Globetrotter collection looks gorgeous sewn all together. I'm going to enjoy displaying this quilt on the wall next to my kitchen table for a while.
This quilt is Fuzzy approved, and ready for Fall.
Quilt Size: 26" x 34"
Block Size: 8" x 8"
Fabric: Globetrotter by Island Batik
Batting: Thermore by Hobbs
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