Today I am so excited to share a quilt I have been working on for quite a while - Asterisks quilt / Birthday Version! As soon as I saw the Birthday line by Sarah Watts for Ruby Star Society in a preview for Moda I knew that it would be a perfect match for the Asterisks design I was working on at the time. Great news, the Asterisks quilt is now out and Birthday is shipping to stores this week (I hear that some shops already have it!)
Birthday by Sarah Watts is scheduled to be shipping to stores this week - so keep a lookout!
Birthday fabric collection designed by Sarah Watts for Ruby Star Society. When Sarah was a kid her grandma always made birthdays extra special with homemade cakes and confetti on the table. She wanted to capture that feeling and the joy of birthdays in a fabric collection. When she designed birthday she included a lot of smaller scale and abstract blender prints that would be easy to use in any project. Sarah was inspired by sprinkles, frosting, confetti, and gift wrap. She loves drawing panels and made two for Birthday. The Toys panel is covered with cute characters with some making a reappearance from an older collection; great for a quilt back or applique. The one-yard Milestone panel makes a great backdrop for a baby's first year. Birthday also includes three paint stroke canvases.
The fabrics I used on this Large Throw - Asterisks Quilt are:
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- 6 Asterisks colors: Birthday Cream Soda, Birthday Turquoise, Birthday Sunshine, Birthday Navy, Birthday Florida and Birthday Cotton Candy
- 1-Color Background: Birthday Lipstick
- Backing: Birthday Cream Soda
- Binding: Speckled in Metallic Sunshine
I quilted this on my home machine - a Janome Memory Craft 6700P, using a white thread and a straight line stitch. I passed through the points of each square from corner to corner creating an X pattern.
I then passed through the middle of each X shape both directions - this created a fun "asterisks" shape inside each square. It took a bit of time but the texture and look turned out so nice.
Pictures of the Finished Quilt:
Happy sewing friends!