Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Troublesome Star

Here is a beautiful lone star quilt we admired at the 2022 Tucson Quilt Fiesta. The quilt's autumn hues reflect the beauty of the season; the border fabric reminds us of leaves swirling in gusts of wind.

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Troublesome Star by Christine Nelson, quilted by Lynn Simon

The border fabric was the inspiration for this wonderful quilt. The fabric choices and arrangement create a gradation that makes the star positively glow. The star was created using Quiltsmart's printed interfacing, which keeps the bias edges from stretching and helps with matching seams.  

Why was the quilt named "Troublesome Star"? Christine Nelson explains, "It took 5 years to find a background fabric I could tolerate." :-) 

In the closeup photo, below, you can see that Christine used the same border fabric in the very center of the star.  She fussy cut the diamonds to create a kaleidoscope effect.

Image credits: Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2022 Tucson Quilters Guild show.

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