Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 255 - Falling Stars

Today is day 255 and I've been looking back through all the designs posted and realized we really need some more star designs!

So here's a fun design of stars set on the end of a jagged line as though they are falling from the sky:

Today I'm back in the studio and working on cleaning it up and clearing it out. I've recently realized just how much STUFF I have sitting around that I'm never going to use.

So I'm planning to throw most of it up on Ebay this week! I know I will be selling at least 1 machine, possibly 2, fabric, a knitting machine, and several items I've discontinued from the store.

I'll keep you posted about the auctions when they get started! Now let's get back to Falling Stars:

Difficulty Level - Intermediate. The hardest part about this design is not creating the falling stars, but dealing with all the weird areas and gaps that can result. If you end up with a big gap in the texture, just quilt some straight lines into the space on the same scale as the rest of the design.

Design Family - Echoing. Falling Stars is pretty similar to Starfish and World of Stars, but I like this one better because it has a lot more movement and flow. A super easy variation of this design would be to switch out the jagged line for a curvy line to create an entirely different texture.

Directional Texture - All Directions. I just love the texture of this design! The straight lines and sharp angles really draw your attention to the stars.

Suggestions for Use - My son James is totally obsessed with space. He's constantly talking about blasting off in his rocket ship and flying to the moon, the stars, or the planets.

If you have a similarly space crazy kid or grandkid, consider creating a space inspired quilt complete with rocket ships, aliens, and planets, but don't forget to stitch some Falling Stars in the background as well!

Back of Falling Stars
Feel free to use this free motion quilting design in your quilts

Let's go Quilt!

Leah Day

1 comment:

  1. This is amazing! You are a source of constant inspiration. Love your blog and your designs. Thanks for sharing your gifts!


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