Turquoise Star Quilt

This quilt is just so… happy.  The colors are bright and cheerful and it makes me smile.  I finished it weeks ago but my computer has been unhappy and I wasn’t able to get the pictures off my camera until now.

I love the patchwork star and I’m glad I tried hand quilting.  It wasn’t overwhelming since I only hand quilted the turquoise background and it was a great project to learn on.  I’m sure I’ll be doing more of it, especially after I saw how many lovely colors the Finca Perle Cotton is available in!

For the back I pieced together many scraps and used more turquoise solid.  I always love the way quilting lines look on the back of quilts.

The quilt is bound in a cheerful stripe from the Tweet collection, of which this quilt is made.

This is my 8th finished quilt for 2012.  I still have several I hope to complete before the year ends.


size:  60″ x 60″ finished
fabric:  Tweet by Timeless Treasures (released early 2012), solid is from my stash, not sure of color or manufacturer (it doesn’t match anything on my Kona card)
pattern:  made with the Made in Cherry Quilt Along
perle cotton:  I used the Finca brand, size 8, and purchased it from Yarn Bazaar.
hand quilting:  See Anna Maria’s excellent tutorial on hand quilting

Have a great day!


  • I LOVE this! I love turquoise and I love stars – just perfect! Also, do you have a tutorial or could recommend a tutorial on quilting with the embroidery thread like you did with this quilt? Thanks!

  • jennifer

    Excellent suggestion! I just added two links to the bottom of the post. One is to the site where I bought the perle cotton, and the second is to Anna Maria Horner’s excellent tutorial on hand quilting, which I read carefully before beginning. I hope that helps. Good luck!

  • Incredible! Seriously…you are simply amazing. Love the colors, star and pretty much everything about it.

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