|Ombre Stars quilt, measured about 18" square, I think.|
|Ombre Stars quilting detail.|
To make the stars I followed the Sparkle Punch Quilt tutorial, but sized things down so I would have 4.5" finished stars. I played with the layout a lot, but settled on the saturation gradient so the stars look like they are rising.
|Ombre Stars, star and quilting detail.|
I quilted fancy pebbles around the stars using Aurifil Silver Fox (4670), a grey variegated thread. I really wanted contrasting texture to the stars, but didn't want the quilting to disappear completely into the background fabric (Cotton Couture grey, maybe Fog?). In the large open grey spaces I quilted airy swirls with Aurifil Maragesh (3817), which is a variegated yellow-teal-navy-pink, then did echo quilting with Aurifil Grey (2605).
|Ombre Star swirl quilting detail.|
I quilted the stars with matching (or near matching) Aurifil, and kept the quilting really simple so they would pop out.
|Ombre Stars rainbow thread selection for the stars quilting.|
The backing is a pieced Alison Glass Handcrafted print, and the binding is some Koi voile I've been hoarding. The colors are perfect with the ombre stars though, so it demanded to be used!
|Ombre Stars back.|
Here is our grouping of swap quilts together:
|Blue Moon Quilters ombre swap quilts! Made by (left to right): me, Sara, Yvonne and Afton. I received the quilt made by Yvonne, and my quilt went to Afton.|
To read more about the other quilts:
Yvonne's Double Goosed