Monday, 27 April 2015

The last star to fade in the night sky

Have you ever noticed that, whilst you can often see the moon during the day, you can't see many stars (other than our Sun of course)? 

The final star in my Starlight, Starbright quilt has been pieced and is now ready to go into the final design.

I still have the setting squares to cut and piece and then the top to put together. But I think the bulk of the work is done.

Although there are only a few stars in Carol Doak's foundation paper pieced design, each one takes a fair while. Particularly when you mis-sew a piece like I did. Oops. 

I particularly like the black in this block; I think it frames the star well and gives the eye a place to rest in the otherwise busy block. Which sort of reminds me of New York Beauty.

No way can I class this quilt as "done" but perhaps as progress made?


  1. Your block is beautiful. I agree with you about the black as a resting point for your eyes.
    I encourage you to check out the post just following yours on the Finish it up Friday link up (alison@thechainpiecer). She has just been to a quilt show that was filled with all New York Beauty quilts. You will enjoy her post.

  2. This is really stunning. I especially like the black diagonals in the corners. You've done a wonderful job here. Visiting from Lily's Quilts small blog meet.

  3. This block is amazing! Also visiting from a lilys Qults!