Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Star Surround


 Welcome to my day on Cheryl at Meadow Mist Design's Just One Charm Pack book blog hop!  Oh, this book.  I LOVE this book!  Confession, I have a lot (like I have no idea how many) charm packs stashed around the house.  Pre-cuts are great because they allow you to indulge in a fabric line without purchasing yards of each print.  And, my friends, I will buy into this every time.  The problem...I get them home and have no idea what to do with them.  That's where Cheryl and Just One Charm Pack come to the rescue.  


Cheryl has created the hamburger helper to charm packs.  By adding yardage of a background and accent fabric to one charm pack, you can create anything from a baby quilt to a small lap quilt.  She has packed the book full of 18 different projects that you are sure to fall in love with.  For my project I fell in love with a pattern called Star Surround.


I dug through my stash and narrowed it down to a charm pack of Moda Hoopla that has been hanging around for quite a while now.

I knew instantly that the four patch squares in the center of each star would be a perfect way to show off all the fun prints in this fabric line.  The best part is it pieced together super quick and is totally beginner friendly.  Once stitched together, I could get to my favorite part...the quilting.



For this quilt, I decided to custom quilt each of the seven stars and break the background into squares that I quilted with simple switch back lines.  I used one layer of wool batting and 50wt Aurifil 2600 Dove in the bobbin and Aurifil 2024 White on the top.


Now I'm going to let you in on a little secret...this book gives you 18 patterns with clear easy to understand instructions for constructing them, but with a bit of quilty math, you can adapt the patterns to translate to mini charm packs and layer cakes.  And that is just what I did.


I pulled this mini charm out of my stash, and basically cut the measurements in half and boom...a smaller Star Surround wall hanging.


It's still waiting to be quilted but I had to share the finished top with you.  I'm also super itching to make one of the patterns using a layer cake.  This book is really super versatile!



If you haven't picked up a copy of Just One Charm Pack yet, don't miss out.  You can grab a signed copy over at Cheryl's store here or an unsigned copy here.  You can also check out all the amazing quilts on Cheryl's blog hop landing page here.  The hop will be going on until July 29th with different quilts being featured everyday.  Don't miss out!!


I hope you have enjoyed my stop on the hop.  Please feel free to stick around and check out my little piece of the world.  Each Saturday (barring something crazy) I host a linky party for everyone to enjoy.  Come hang out with us and share the projects you are working on.  We'd love to cheer you on.


















  

13 comments:

Vicki in MN said...

Nicely done Tish!

Cheryl said...

Your quilting is always amazing Tish! I love how you handled the stars and how you broke the background into a grid for the quilting. The mini was so unexpected and so, so cute!! Thank you so much for being a part of this hop and for all of the support throughout the years!

Sandra Walker said...

Such a great photo shoot. How can it be what, 3? 4? years since we were there, sharing food, laughs, and doggies.... Wonderful quilt as always, and that mini--!! Smart cookie.

Shasta Matova said...

I too have an affection for charms, and a book like this would be a great way to use them. Your quilt is beautiful, and your photo shoot is incredible!

Emily said...

Love, love, love your version of Star Surround! And the tiny version! I have started Cozy Cottages already but think Star Surround might be my next one. I really like the pink that is the points of the stars. Beautiful quilting!!!!!!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Beautiful version of Star Surround, Tish, and I *love* the mini you put together with a mini charm pack, too. So fun to see your take and I have an inkling we'll be seeing more charm packs being used up. Winning!

Jan @Cocoa Quilts said...

Tish that quilting is beautiful. Breaking it into small blocks sounds doable. I may need to break out and try it someday soon.

Susan Smith said...

Lovely with the pink star points & your mini is ever so cute. Thanks for sharing & another to add to my quilt blogs list. Take care & stay safe.

KaHolly said...

Such a lovely post, Tish, showcasing a beauty of a quilt! You’ve convinced me that not only do I need to order this book, but I may need a few extra copies to use as gifts!

Kathleen said...

So, I woke up thinking about layer cakes and this book - are you in my mind??? Ok, back to the gorgeous quilts you made and terrific quilting on the finished one. I love the way you quilted it, so interesting. I have the book and am not sure which one to dive into first - so many great ones.

Sandi1100 said...

Beautiful quilts & quilting! Thanks for sharing.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Tish! You did a great job quilting this lovely piece!! What a fun pattern - and a great way to highlight the fun and different prints in the charm pack. I think I need to get this book for sure, although I'm not a huge fan of hamburger helper. HAHA! Fabulous job. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Awesome!!! Great tip on using the same patterns with candies or layer cakes, too! Where was the 2nd to the last photo taken? I'm trying to figure out what's hanging from above!?!

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