Friday, April 20, 2018

Presenting Starfall

It's ready!  It's finally ready!  Drumroll please!

Cover of Starfall pattern by Canuck Quilter Designs

My Starfall pattern is now available for purchase on Payhip and on Craftsy.

This pattern has been in the works for some time now.  The concept has been kicking around in my head for about 3 years and I finally pinned it down last fall.  I shared a peek of the top in September, and a second version in my 2017 round-up in January, but I haven't shared an official reveal here.  It took me longer than I liked to write this pattern because I wrote it two ways:  one using the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star and V Block rulers from Studio 180 Design, and the other using foundation paper piecing in case you don't have access to the handy dandy rulers.  I also tried regular piecing, and it was possible but fiddly and there are only so many options you can cram into in a single pattern without making it a muddled mess!

In the end, the pattern has instructions for making both blocks with either the specialty rulers or foundation paper piecing, and you can mix and match.  If you have one ruler but not the other, you can use the ruler for one block and paper piecing for the other.

Oh, and it is in three sizes too:  baby, throw and twin, all the same layout but different sized blocks.

Here's a look at the quilting, all done with, you guessed it, my walking foot!  Deciding what to quilt took me a while and I finally just started quilting diagonally from one corner to the next in straight lines.  When I got tired of that direction I mixed things up a bit and went vertical. Then I got bored with that and went diagonal again, and so on until the quilt was all quilted.

Starfall quilt by Canuck QWuilter Designs

Here's a close up so you can see the fabrics a little better. 


Close up of Starfall by Canuck Quilter Designs
Starfall quilt close-up.  Photo by quiltphotography.com.

The background is Moda Grunge White Paper (or is it paper white?).  The stars and triangles are all Tula Pink.  On even days, this light Tula version is my favourite, and every other day I prefer the darker, richer version I paper pieced.  Come back tomorrow for pictures of the darker version and let me know which you prefer.  Then on Sunday, I'll share my fabulous pattern testers' beautiful versions, with all their varied color schemes.  I hope you'll come back to see those too.


To celebrate this pattern release I am offering a 20% discount on this pattern in my Payhip shop through the end of April. Use the coupon code STARFALL20.

10 comments:

  1. Love it! Can't wait to see the darker version and if those stars pop against it.

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  2. Very nice design. I'm sure it's suited to any colour theme. Well done

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  3. Woo hoo! I love and the quilting is perfect. I'm excited to see the dark version...

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  4. Another stunning quilt pattern! That is so pretty! ! !

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  5. Beautiful! Love the second option as well in blues.

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  6. This is very pretty. Love the quilting. Walking foot quilting is all I know how to do. Did you travel stitch when you switched from diagonal to straight lines? Or did you break thread and then tie and hide knots?

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  7. I LOVE Moda Grunges! I also LOVE your pattern and the star fabrics! Which did you do to make it - the rulers or PP? I'll be posting a pic of this beauty too in my QAL announcement...

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  8. You definitely deserve a BIG drum roll! This quilt pattern is really pretty. Your quilting is beautiful too; I love how it just sparkles on the white fabric. You always come up with the most unique patterns! ---"Love"

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  9. Tula Pink fabrics were a good choice and I really like the quilting.

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  10. I love this. I'm trying to figure out how to quilt my latest and have been thinking of a straight line design. How far apart are your lines? And did you stop and start for the ones lines that end in the middle of the quilt, or did you keep stitching alone the intersected stitching, then go back the other way? Thanks!

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