Falling Stars

Christa is making the Falling Stars quilt from Quilting on the Go.
As she laid it out on the bed last night, I was struck by how much I love this pattern.  And all sorts of twinges of memories surfaced-- the initial idea, the design process, sitting with dear friends sewing the sample for the book.
My original thoughts were to do completely scrappy background with long chains and occasional stars in white.  Shifting the color palette to blues and chartreuse really changed the impact. I had so so many ideas for 60 degree diamond quilts and most of them are still trapped in my sketchbooks or scrawled on the back of book notes, stuck there in time.  But this, the Falling Stars quilt happened.  And I love what people are doing with it.
Christa's version is so beautiful, and so her.  Even though I gave her fabrics from the original (and let her root through my stash of blues), the overall tone looks like all of her other quilts.  Strong and natural.  My quilts can tend to be chaotic and punchy.  All of my wild energies, straining to get out.  But Christa's quilts always seem to give off a feeling of peace, restfulness.
 Somehow my selfies to capture background scenes always turn out with goofy expressions on my face.  I could have taken more shots to get it right, but this is us, as we were.  Talking and stitching on a weeknight, making progress as we can.

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  1. Aw thanks! I love your pattern too!

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    1. I think we should do blog posts for all our weeknight sewing sessions... don't let me forget. You are awesome motivation <3

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  2. 'Falling Stars' - what a lovely concept and pattern, beautifully done!

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  3. I always loved that pattern, it's still on my to-do list, but not for long as you're tempting me now :)
    (LOVE the hexies diamond on your bed, too !)

    In stitches

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    1. Nadine, I hear you. I love my hexie quilt, but it needs to get done so I can play with diamonds again. Travel Quilt #4 is in a bag in my sewing area and it's calling to me...

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  4. Where can I find this pattern?

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    1. Hi Vida~ The Falling Stars pattern is available in my book, Quilting on the Go. Here is the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Quilting-Go-English-Projects-Anywhere/dp/0770434126

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  5. Where can I find this pattern?

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