Sunday, March 31, 2024

March Madness - Fluttering Stars - Island Batik Ambassador March Challenge

March's Island Batik Ambassador Challenge was "All Up To Us". A wide open challenge with any size, any type of project, etc. I decided to play with a block I'd worked on creating in February - a variation of Carpenter's Star quilt block. 

Here's the one I made in February 

It was a reworking of my antique Carpenter's Star Quilt 

I had a grand time playing with the new Flutter Wings Collection featuring lots of butterflies, birds, and flowers. It is perfect for Spring!

I also played with the block and flipped the corners to make more of a Churn Dash Star. The quilt has 5 of the regular blocks and 4 of the Churns.

Here's the completed quilt - Flutter Stars

Fluttering Stars 
22" x 22"
March 2024
Sandra Starley
A modern original adaptation of a traditional pattern

I really had fun working with  this delightful collection and fussy cutting all the adorable details - little birds and butterflies. I will be using my beloved Hobbs batting and Aurifil thread and Schmetz needles to quilt it. 

Here's what I used to create my wall quilt.

Fuschia from Precious Pinks for star points
Batting: Hobbs Tuscany Wool and 
Piecing Thread: Aurifil #50 weight

Please visit my fellow Island Batik Ambassadors to see all the many fabulous creations they made in March. Several made or finished several projects.

Brenda Alburl ~ Songbird Designs
Renee Atkinson ~ Pink Tulip Quilting

Megan Best - BestQuilter
Pamela Boatright ~ PamelaQuilts
Susan Deshensky ~ Lady Blue Quilts
Brittany Fisher ~ Bobbin with Brittany

Preeti Harris ~ Sew Preeti Quilts
Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for quilts

Jane Hauprich ~ Stitch By Stitch Custom Quilting
Kim Jamieson-Hirst ~ Chatterbox Quilts

Victoria Johnson ~ Forever Quilting for You
Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs

Connie Kresin Campbell ~ Freemotion by the River

Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Denise Looney ~ A Quiltery
Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights
Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack Made Mine

Lisa Pickering ~ Lisa’s Quilting Passion
Sarah Pitcher ~ Pitcher’s Boutique
Lana Russel ~ Lana Quilts

Julia Schweri ~ Inflorescence Designs
Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail

Carol Stanek ~ Stitch with Color
Sandra Starley ~ Textile Time Travels
Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations
Suzy Webster ~ Websterquilt

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