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Are you intrigue by the title?  How can something so traditional as an  8-point star be constructed so "unconventionally"?  Its simple . . . just  break a few rules and follow your design instincts.  That's exactly what I  did.  My thinking didn't start out this way, it truly just kind of  happened.  I wanted to design a quilt, using one of my favorite design elements -  stars, to capture the "modern quilt" movement that I enjoy seeing in our  industry;  open "white" spaces with simple…

Traditional Pattern . . . Unconventional Construction

Are you intrigue by the title? How can something so traditional as an 8-point star be constructed so "unconventionally"? Its simple . . . just break a few rules and follow your design instincts. That's exactly what I did. My thinking didn't start out this way, it truly just kind of happened. I wanted to design a quilt, using one of my favorite design elements - stars, to capture the "modern quilt" movement that I enjoy seeing in our industry; open "white" spaces with simple…

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Life's Rich Pattern: Over Two Years - using Elizabeth's Patchwork Wheel block half square triangles

*With Heart and Hands* : Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: ab-strakt-ed, improvisational, or modern?

*With Heart and Hands* : Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: ab-strakt-ed, improvisational, or modern?

All Tied Up Quilt by Jeni Baker, via Flickr - love this simplicity

All Tied Up Quilt and Catch Up!

All Tied Up Quilt by Jeni Baker, via Flickr - love this simplicity

I like this idea to set off a large print

I am really liking this dense straight line quilting, as seen in each of the solid white sections.

Multani Quilt 2 --30.5 x 30.5-Red Multan Tile Fabric Designs--Crib, Stroller, or Car Seat Blanket. $125.00, via Etsy.

Items similar to Multani Quilt 2 x Multan Tile Fabric Designs--Crib, Stroller, or Car Seat Blanket on Etsy

I recently posted some snapshots of this quilt in various places… …and I have gotten some great feedback and requests for a pattern. So I thought I would put together a little tutorial. This qui…

Pinner said."I recently posted some snapshots of this quilt in various places… …and I have gotten some great feedback and requests for a pattern. This qui…

Sew Modern Class Sample detail by alissahcarlton, via Flickr

I sewed up a little sample for my class at Sew Modern. A beginner’s how to quilt class that includes some fun improv. piecing of log cabins. Just a little square quilt with four big…

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