Thursday, August 30, 2012

Oh My Stars!

I've spent the last few weeks pondering the quilt I would like to make for the Crayon Challenge with my Nimble Thimble Guild.

As you may remember from post 8/5/12, our guild had each of us draw a crayon randomly from a bag. We have been "challenged" to make a quilt using this color as the main focus.
These quilts will be hung at our Christmas Dinner Party in December.
I was pretty happy to have drawn Tropical Turquoise, a beautiful blue.

Yesterday I went to my local quilt shop to match the crayon color with fabric.
The best selection was a solid cotton Kona, with the wonderful name Caribbean.
Tropical Turquoise + Kona Caribbean.
Even the names match.
I like it!
I then came home and went through a lot of pattern ideas.
I'm all about using my stash fabrics for every project I make this year, and came up with the perfect solution.

Oh My Stars!
Loved this pattern when I first saw it.
You can download the pattern as a PDF file from Calli from Make It Do

A great way to use up scraps, and the pattern was designed with the help of Calli's mother Leslie Ison.
I took my first quilting class from Leslie, a wonderful lady, who I admire greatly.
Like mother, like daughter.

Calli's stars are in a fun red, but for my quilt I will be using Caribbean Turquoise, which I think will turn out well, too.

Calli is also a fellow member of the Bees Knees, our on-line quilting group.
Another reason to make Oh My Stars!
Sending my support and love to the Bees ladies.


Doniene said...

Nedra, I have faithfully read your blog post, but haven't taken time to comment! But I just couldn't pass up "oh My stars!! I love stars and this one is Tropical Turquoise will be perfect! And scrap to boot - it will be a winner!! Can't wait to see it!!

Lois Evensen said...

LOVE your Caribbean blue. :) It seems I get lots of that in my camera, too. ;)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love this quilt you have choosen - it will do really well with the blue that you have.

Jana said...

Can hardly wait to see the finish project! I think you choose the perfect pattern!

Needled Mom said...

That will be awesome!!!! I love that color.

Gayle said...

That's a pretty blue Nedra - how cool that Leslie's daughter is following in her quilted footsteps! I've always been a huge fan of Leslie's - I'll have to see what style Calli prefers.

CJ said...

I have seen that pattern before but now I think I need to get it! I can't wait to see yours with the pretty blue stars. I think I am going to make mine with Urban Cowgirl charms and maybe a 'paper bag' color for the stars.

Janet said...

The crayon challenge is a great idea and what a great colour you got. Love that stars pattern a lot.

Material Mary said...

Love your turquoise...I bought this pattern as well and cannot wait to make it..great scrap buster

Cindy said...

Love the pattern and your color. It will be beautiful Nedra--as usual I can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Marie said...

Great fabric and great pattern. This will be lots of fun and a great way to see lots of what is in your stash!

Nanette Merrill said...

love that pattern, red stars are wonderful