Star String quilt top finished

I am so thrilled to have finally finished my star string quilt top… and extra thrilled that it turned out exactly like I pictured it.  So without further ado, here she is in all her scrappy wonderfulness…

free quilt pattern modern star

I must admit my strong feelings about this quilt maybe effected slightly because I designed the quilt block.  You can find the free paper piecing pattern and details about my  inspirations here on the original post.

quilt top detail

I had a lot of fun making this quilt slowly, piece by piece.  Using colour pencils and paper I worked out each square in advance.

cross block wip

The central stars are made from lots of little bits from my scrap pile.  The black and white fabrics were a little bit of scrap pile and a lot of stash cutting.

star string block close up

I wanted bright colours for the stars and mainly worked with red, yellow, orange, blue, green and purple with a smattering of apricot, fuchsia and citron.

star string quilt detailThe finished quilt top is 62 inches square – five blocks across five blocks down.  This of course meant there was a lot of paper to pull off the back.

paper piecing pile

I am now off to vacuum up the paper and thread pieces that are littered all over our living room floor, before my husband comes home!

50 thoughts on “Star String quilt top finished

  1. I really love the black and white!! I need to get my hands on more of it, seems like my stash is completely full of color at the moment. Beautiful quilt top, can’t wait to see it finished.

  2. Cath ……I love love love this quilt……..amazing. You really are a Star!! no pun intended. I just love the way the colour pops with the black and white backgrounds. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  3. WOW and WOW again! What an incredible quilt top! I am off to get your pattern – tank you for linking up to TGIFF!!!

  4. This came out so so great!! I love those scrappy stars. Having also just finished a paper pieced top, I can also appreciate the huge amount of work in removing all that paper. Congrats on such a wonderful finish!

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