I was super excited to see a quilt I haven't seen in a while in the pages of Modern Quilts Unlimited - my Dark Star quilt. I love this quilt to pieces, quite literally. It's sewn up in Modern Solids from In the Beginning, and I love how vibrant this quilt is, with the rich reds. It's a very simple quilt to piece, with just 12 blocks in the quilt, but I think it's super striking in its simplicity.
I must tell you about a bit of behind-the-pages drama with this quilt - I made a cutting error thanks to my chicken scratch quilt math and wound up wasting some fabric, and naturally, I was running out of time, so I needed the right fabric pronto, so I called the trusty staff at Pink Chalk Fabrics, who went above and beyond to get the fabric to me in time to meet my deadline, so thank you ladies! You're the best! Pink Chalk has a great selection of the In the Beginning solids, if you haven't tried them before. They have a beautiful sheen to them, with a bit of a cross-weave type quality to them, and the hand is so super soft!
name: Dark Star
size: 69" x 81"
pattern: Dark Star by yours truly, in the Winter 2014 issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited
fabrics: Modern Solids solid fabrics by In The Beginning
quilting: all-over stipple in red (#2270) Aurifil 50 wt thread throughout negative space, and white wiggle stitches in white (#2024) Aurifil 50 wt thread
In flipping through Love of Quilting, I spotted my book in their Book Reviews section, which was a great thrill. I still get tickled when I see a mention of my book somewhere, so if you ever see one, by all means let me know in case I haven't seen it!! There's lots of great patterns in this particular issue, too, and I love the quilt on the cover - so pretty!
Have a great Wednesday, and if you haven't yet entered the Quilt Improv giveaway, hurry up and do so! The giveaway ends tomorrow :)