a few weeks ago my friends at fat quarter shop accidentally tagged me in a post on instagram. the quilt: rocket star, stopped me dead in my tracks. an accident lead me to my next project. it was meant to be!
the rocket star quilt is part of their classic and vintage series. they take traditional quilt blocks and give them a modern twist. that’s pretty cool, huh?
bluebirds on roses, the latest fabric collection from elea lutz is the perfect pairing for this quilt. elea, a friend and fellow designer at riley blake designs, creates the most beautiful, vintage-esq collections. her colors are fantastic. her collection coming out later this year is amazing. you’re going to love it. i know i do!
in addition to bluebirds on roses, i also used riley blake designs confetti cottons, shades, and stripes basics. citrus is the name of the shades yellow and it’s just delicious, isn’t it. so bright and cheery.
for the quilting, i used aurifil’s monofilament thread. it allows the fabric designs and colors to shine through. it’s tough too. a must try!
okay, okay, we can talk about the elephant in the room. haha. i didn’t actually make the entire quilt. i had ever intention of making four blocks, but stopped at one. haha. do you want to know why?
i ran out of background fabric and got super impatient waiting for more to arrive, so i added a backing, quilted, and bound one block. you have to admit that it makes a striking mini quilt. haha.
like i always say…mini quilts are a great way to explore new techniques, patterns, and fabric collections.
check out the hastag, #rocketstarquilt for more inspiration.
cut, sew, repeat…
the tattooed quilter
p.s. isn’t that scrappy binding fun?