Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop

Note:  Some of the products featured in this post were given to me at no cost by Island Batik, Quilty Box, Accuquilt, Aurifil, and Hobbs.
 Hello!  Welcome to my little corner of the bookshelf and thanks for visiting today.  I'm taking part in Bea Lee's Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop.  Thanks so much, Bea for hosting this event!  It's been a lot of fun.  You can visit Bea at Beaquilter.

 The hardest part, by far was choosing a book!  I have a huge library of quilt books and there are so many that I love, but have just never made a quilt from.  I ended up choosing "Little Quilts" by Berg, Von Holt, and Johnson.  This book was published in 1993, and I've likely had it just about that long!  

 My quilt was inspired by the Country Christmas pattern.  I changed the size of the star blocks from 5" finished to 8" finished so I could try out my new Accuquilt Go 8" Qube.  

 Here's what I came up with.  I call it Little Star Quilt.  Creative name, huh?  Hahaha.

 I used this Blue Moon charm pack of Island Batik fabrics that I received in a Quilty Box last year.  I've been saving them for just the right quilt.  I paired them with some other Island Batik fabrics from my stash.

 The Accuquilt Go made it so easy to cut out all the pieces accurately and quickly!  See how the triangles are die cut with the corners already snipped?  This made the piecing so easy.  Everything matches up perfectly when you are ready to sew the blocks together.

 I love the way these stars sparkle!

 Horizontal photo.

 Pretty folds.

 I like this photo with the Little Star Quilt on a washtub hanging out on my front porch.

 I quilted this top in an allover loopy meander with white Aurifil thread, and some Hobbs batting.

 I used a coordinating turquoise rose print fabric from my stash for the backing.  

 I made the binding out of the same purple Island Batik fabric that was used for the inner border.

 These bunny sisters are ready for a Springtime tea party.

Little Star Quilt

Quilt Stats:
Quilt Size:  30" x 30"
Block Size:  8" x 8"
Fabric:  Blue Moon by Island Batik
Thread:  Aurifil
Batting:  Hobbs

Thank you again, Bea for hosting the Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop and inspiring me to create the Little Star Quilt.  Be sure to visit all the other quilters on the hop and see what everyone's sewn!

Here's the list:

Monday Feb 18th
Turid at densyendehimmel
Pamela at Pamelaquilts
Selina at Selinaquilts
Kathleen at Kathleenmcmusing

Tuesday Feb 19th
Jennifer at curlicuecreations
Stephanie at stephjacobsondesigns
Kathy at Kathysquilts
Shasta at high road quilter
Theresa at bumbleberrystitches

Wednesday Feb 20th
Sharon at Vrooman’s quilts
Suzy at Websterquilt
Nancy at patchworkbreeze
Brenda at songbirddesigns
Karrin at karrinscrazyworld
Denise at craftraditions

Thursday Feb 21st
Leanne at Devoted Quilter
Jennifer at Dizzyquilter
Lee Anne at Podunk Pretties
Lyndsey at Sew Many Yarns

Friday Feb 22nd
Bea at Beaquilter
Barbara at Bejweledquilts
Marian at seams to be sew

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today!

Jennifer Thomas

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  1. Wonderful quilt. You are correct, those stars do sparkle, great fabric choice. I have that book somewhere stored away safely (tee hee). Can't beat the Accu cutter for speeding up the process.

  2. Star quilts are beautiful, and can be made in many different ways. And with that cutter you did it easily. Great work!

    1. Thank you. Yes, the Accuquilt made it so fast and easy to cut out.

  3. Really cute! Thanks for the pics too.

    1. Thank you, Bea for hosting this hop. It was a lot of fun to go through the old books and be inspired to make a new quilt.

  4. The colors of the quilt are so soothing and comforting, great winter quilt!

    1. Thank you Anita. I hope it's the last of Winter around here. The daffodils are beginning to bloom.

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    1. Thank you, Barb. Now it needs a cute little space to hang in my home.

  6. Gorgeous fabrics and feature perfect with your stars.

  7. That is really pretty. I love the purple and turquoise together.

    1. Thank you. I've been really into the purple and teal combination lately. I've sewn three quilts in this color story in the past year.

  8. oh this turned out so pretty. thank you for sharing and for inspiring.
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  9. It's fabulous! That is one of my all time favourite books too!

  10. I think I have that book as well! Probably from a book club, I collected lots of books that way in the 90's!

  11. Very cool quilt! Awesome colors! I like the name! Enjoy your day! :-) :-) angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

  12. Your little star quilt is adorable and the fabrics are beautiful!

  13. Your little stars quilt is a beauty in those pretty batik fabrics. That looks like a fun book, for sure.

  14. Cute quilt, and I also have that book!

  15. I love your quilt the colors are gorgeous. I have a layer cake of the same fabric and now that I have seen it sewn into a quilt I am looking forward to getting started on the quilt I have planned for it.

  16. I love this quilt and I remember that book - it has been around for awhile! I love the batiks - of course - it makes a perfectly modern version of this quilt.

    1. Thank you, Kathleen. It was fun to give it an updated look.

  17. Nothing better than a batik update on an old pattern. This is beautiful!

    1. Thank you Calico Joan. It sure brightened up the quilt!

  18. I remember borrowing this book from the library years ago. I like your version in batiks better. :D It's very pretty in batiks.

    1. Thank you, Theresa. It was fun to remake this quilt in the bright Island Batik fabrics.

  19. Another wonderful quilt as we dust off those forgotten books. I liked it very much.

    1. Thank you, Nancy. Wasn't it fun to go through our old books!

  20. I love a good star quilt and it's even better if it's blue! Yours is gorgeous :)

  21. Hi Jennifer, that is a lovely quilt - the batiks are so pretty in it! Isn't it amazing how many books we collect over the years? This was a great opportunity to actually use one :-)