Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Superstar Baby Quilt :: Their Take

If you've stopped by here recently then you just might have seen this quilt. I made it as a free pattern for Moda to help promote my line, a stitch in color. Well, I also teach the pattern at Stitch Lab as a series class and recently had my first opportunity to guide a few students through the making of the quilt.
I'm not exaggerating when I say that I was bowled over by what they made...and I think you will be too.
This is Jane's version. She decided to craft her star out of the Kaffe Fassett stripes available at Stitch Lab. Amazing, huh? Her background print is a simple polka dot of brown on ochre and the binding is a repeat of one of the striped fabrics found in the star.
Great backing choice as well.
I'm not done though showing off student creations. Check out Jean's Superstar Baby Quilt.
She too made the star from the Kaffe Fasset stripes, but her placement of the stripes gives the top a different kind of movement than Jane's.
Guess what she picked for backing.
Could that be the Dali's Lines from very own collection?
There were two other versions of the quilt made in the class, but sadly, I only have pictures of one of them. Not so sadly, actually rather impressively, one of the other versions was also made by Jane, who's motto must be, "Me sleep? Why would I do that?"
So, there you have it. my first time teaching this pattern and I think it went pretty darn well. If you're local or think you might be sometime this summer, check out the schedule of classes at Stitch Lab because I'll be teaching this again.


beth lehman said...

these are gorgeous!! i love them! is your pattern on the moda bakeshop website?

Márta said...

Nagyon szép!

Annabellouise said...

The quilts are so beautiful and inspiring.

Lisa C said...

The first one just blows me away! I would have never had the guts to choose all stripes. So glad she did because it's fabulous. I am curious - is she using it for a baby quilt or something else?

Jean said...

The class was such fun, Malka! I really appreciated your support and encouragement, and am delighted with the quilt, which is hanging over my living room sofa. This was my first attempt at quilting my own pieced work, and I know there's lots of room for improvement, but you gave me the confidence to attempt it. I'm looking forward to taking more classes with you and continuing to improve.