This next pattern was inspired by a vintage quilt I found in a book. Here’s that quilt:
Have you ever wondered how one of my quilts begin? First, of course, I get inspired by a vintage quilt like above. Then the design process starts on my computer. Once I have come up with the design, I figure fabric needed and what has to be cut. I write the pattern as I go. Below is this quilt in pieces!
The key to making this quilt successfully is labeling all your pieces with the letter in the pattern and keep the pieces separated by color. That way you can pair up the colors you want to make the block. The first step in making the block is making the center star:
Next, add the outer border of the block to make the unique design.
So after making all the blocks, it’s time to lay them out on a design wall or large floor space to get a distribution of color pleasing to you.
Now it’s time to add the sashing and the piece border:
Finally, I am trying to proof the pattern I’ve written ….. with a bit of help from Addie!
She’s always looking for a soft spot to land when she enters my studio! Here is a close-up of the quilted block to show you detail and the beautiful quilting my quilter did. This quilt was quilted by Annette Ashbach of The Quiltmaker’s Nest.
So, here is the completed quilt, Homestead Trail!
In other news ….. I have a new pattern in the Nov/Dec issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting!
If you would like to win a copy of this issue, comment below on what inspires your quilting! I will pick a winner next week when posting my next new pattern! **Contest closed. We have a winner! … Marcia!**