My friend, Sarah Goer, is hosting a new monthly linky party called Show Me Something, and this month’s theme is Purple. I just so happen to have a purple project to share, but first a little back story is in order.
I joined Rebecca Bryan’s Stargazer BOM last year, and originally was going to use the main colorway in blue, green, and turquoise fabrics (after all, anyone who knows me is aware those are some of my very favorite colors). Take a peek at Rebecca’s finished Stargazer quilt. Isn’t it awesome!?! I decided to switch out the green solids for purple solids because my best friend (also named Mary) who will be the recipient of this quilt, is a total purple aficionado.
I had all the units completed and the base triangles cut by the end of the year, and on 1/1/2020 I started to sew the chevron arms of the quilt top together but had a heck of a time getting the seams to line up, and I wasn’t having fun (I realized after the fact that if I had nested my seams rather than pressing them open, I would’ve had an easier time).
I spent a little time looking at Modern Triangle Quilts (also by Rebecca Bryan), and that night, when I couldn’t sleep well at all, I started redesigning in my head the chevron sections of my soon-to-be-modified Stargazer quilt, using some quarter base triangle units from Rebecca’s book, which would also eliminate the matching of many other seams of the blocks that surround the chevron units. I eventually decided to modify the Stargazer quilt highlighting the block I like best (Rebecca calls it the Starbucks block) using purple and blue solids.
Today (on an unexpected snow day) I finished my modified 60” x 60” Stargazer quilt top, and I am so pleased with how it turned out. I will be sending it out for quilting Tuesday to Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting.