An all-star is the athlete who has it all and looks great doing it….and I am thinking that this newest quilt fits that description. When you take fabulous fabric (prints, colors, the whole package) and mix it with an interesting design that’s also super fun to sew, THAT is an all-star quilt!
Today is my turn on the tour of projects to show off the new Everlasting fabric collection by Sharon Holland for Art Gallery Fabric. Sharon was inspired by the idea of marriage, of “everlasting” love. That romance is reflected in the fabric, and the whole collection is gorgeous.
I love how Sharon mixed the bright, true red with pink and navy blue with turquoise shades. It takes some courage to mix these colors and it takes talent to make them look cohesive together. Perhaps it is because the colors aren’t totally “matchy” that the collection is so easy to sew with. You get that nice curated feel.
My favorite two prints are the large floral featuring painted red and pink flowers on a navy ground (<<get some here>>), and the “love birds” print. That one has a creamy ground with bright blue birds flying among puffy clouds. It’s so cheerful and yet still sophisticated (<<get it here>>).
I have other Everlasting fabrics in the shop, plus lots of other pretties from Art Gallery Fabrics, see here.
This quilt reflects my recent obsession with hexagons, diamond, triangles…I’ve been enjoying the exploration of how these shapes can be mixed and rearranged to create interesting patterns. My 60* triangle ruler is a new favorite, so I’m now stocking them in the shop (-: <<Get One Here>>
This shape is so versatile! I’d like to make this quilt again and play with how placement of the colors can emphasize different shapes: maybe make the hexagons more of a focal point? Outline each star with a different color? Reverse the value, making the stars light and the outlining strips dark?
My quilt is pieced with Aurifil thread and finished with Hobbs silk batting. The all-over flowery quilting was done by Darby of Quilted Squid. Big thank you to Sharon for designing beautiful fabric to play with! Be sure and visit her site for the tour details and to visit all the other makers.
I am working on a pattern for this one. Do you have a suggestion for a name? I’m kind of struggling to name her, but I sure do love her! How would you put your own spin on the design?
<<click here>> to visit the other Everlasting fabrics makers. You are sure to find some inspiration for your own projects with this gorgeous fabric.
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