I had a bunch of triangles left over from this mystery quilt. (You can read more about it here.)
I really like these colors and so at the beginning of this year I pulled them out and started thinking about how I wanted to put them together. I knew I wanted to pair the colored triangles with the background triangles (especially as they were already together from when I cut them out!) and make some half square triangle blocks.
My sweet big Sis sent me a subscription to QuiltMaker magazine for Christmas last year. In the Jan/Feb 2018 issue was a pattern with a star block similar to this one in it.
I thought it was a great pattern and decided to use the star, alternating it just a little, and figure out an alternative block to go with it. I played with my EQ7 and came up with this block.
I was running out of the original fabrics. They are older lines and I couldn't find the black with flowers fabric that is the center of the stars. So I used these butterflies and flowers instead, along with a similar background fabric.
Put them together, added a few borders...
And I ended up with a 60x60 nice lap sized quilt.
I love the look of chain quilts, this would be great as a larger quilt too. It would show off the chain better.
Here's the back. You can really see the quilting I did.
Big loopy flowers in each of the blocks, and some swirly vines in between.
I am keeping it for myself :) I love the roses on the backing, and the colors on the front. Nice and girly...living in a house full of boys/men, my girl and I need some girly stuff ;)
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