The Starling Quilt Along by the Fat Quarter Shop (affiliate link) is finally here! There will be giveaways too! I am thrilled to be a blogger for the Starling Quilt Along. It is a fun quilt to make, and I was able to use fat quarters from the Life Is Pink Edition by Art Gallery Color Master fabrics. It was really hard to pick the fabrics because there were so many choices. See my choice in the photo.
To make your own version of the Starling Quilt and participate in the quilt along, order the Starling Quilt pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop (affiliate link).
Color Master Giveaway
The Fat Quarter Shop is including a Color Master Giveaway in this quilt along. To enter, take a photo of your completed Starling Quilt and post it on Instagram using the hashtags #AGFColorMaster and #starlingquilt by Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 11:59 CST. On Friday, February 8, 2019 the Fat Quarter Shop will select two participants at random from these hashtags to win an Art Gallery Color Master Fat Quarter Bundle or Box. The winners will be announced on the Fat Quarter Instagram Story on February 8, 2019.
For more information, see the Fat Quarter Shop Blog.
I am also going to give you some tips on making the quilt here. The quilt is made from two Starling units. I wanted the starlings to be balanced, so I separated my fat quarters so that the units would each be half lighter fabric and half darker fabric. I also separated them so that tone-on-tone prints were balanced by prints. See photo.
As I was cutting out fabric, I noticed that many of the pieces were similar in size. So to help me correctly identify pieces as I sewed, I labeled them. See photo.
I also found it useful to think about the piecing in two units. I did all of the piecing for Unit 1 and then did the piecing for Unit 2. That helped me keep the small unit pieces in the correct unit. See photo of Unit 1 and Unit 2.
Once the units were complete, I tried out my arrangement on my design wall. Once I was satisfied with the arrangement of the units and the background pieces, I sewed the top together. Using my longarm, I quilted the pieced units in the ditch and free motion quilted the background squares. See photos.
I hope that you enjoy making your Starling Quilt as much as enjoyed making mine.
Don't forget to enter the giveaway!
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I am a quilter who is starting a new adventure. After retiring in May 2016, I became a certified Quilt in a Day Instructor. I am certified to teach workshops using Quilt in a Day patterns and techniques. In addition, I am designing my own quilt patterns.
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