Barn Star Sampler Quilt Along
This Quilt Along runs from January 27 till December with Fat Quarter Shop.
You can pick up your book HERE on Amazon or
at Fat Quarter Shop.
They sold out so many times already! It is such a great book
Month 5: Block #5
As I mentioned in the previous blog post HERE, I am using a mix of Tula Pink and Anna Maria Horner I have in my stash. However, I did add in a bundle of Tula Pink Tiny Dots and Stripes recently to add in more varieties if the basics into the quilt.
I just love picking fabrics for this project. With so many fun features and artwork from both of these designers, it is such a joy to make these blocks!
This month we’re making block five from the book, and for each block, the pattern class for two identical blocks but I decided to make two with different set of fabrics. Because why not. I get to pick more fabrics and play around more right?
I try not to overthink when picking these fabrics, and I am so glad they simply go well together. These designers have done the hard part.
Even though the patterns are clashing, I am loving the look of it!
Fabrics Used for the Block:
I can’t wait to make progress on this quilt, More fabric fondling and picking. I do feel like the more basic stripes and dots are keeping the block together a little more and the block pattern can still shine through the busy fabrics.
The lessons I got from Anna’s Class HERE> was surely useful and I still use the ideas and lessons I learned in the classroom my work these days. I am just not that brave just yet to mix up all the patterns together.
Quilting Tools and Notions I used:
- My trusted workhorse, Janome Horizon Memory Craft QCP8200
- I used Superior Thread Snow for piecing this quilt
- My favourite Ergonomic Rotary Cutter – this have saved my wrist a lot!
- Large cutting Mat
- Stripology Mini Squared Ruler – I trimmed all my HSTs for this quilt with this tool. Love it.
- Wool ironing Mat (I have no issues with the smell, but sometimes it can burn if the iron is way too hot and no steam)
- Oliso Pro Iron (I love this Iron, it lifts as you let go, saving the wrist from too much work and it gives a good heat and steam)
- Portable Design Board
- Quilter’s Clapper
- Wooden Seam Roller
Well, I am a little behind on the quilt along, but I am surely taking my time and just have the quilt along as a motivation for me to keep going with this quilt.
You can follow along my progress on Instagram and if you are joining along chime in below!
I love the selection of fabrics you are using for your barn star quilt. It is happy and beautiful