Starlight Lily – an Amish style Quilt Top
Several weeks ago I tested a new quilt pattern for Brigit Gail. It’s called Starlight Lily. This design a foundation paper pieced pattern with a modern, minimalist style. Today I’m sharing my version of this fun pattern.
I love the 2020 Kona Color of the Year, Everglade. This quilt seemed like a good opportunity to try it, and it makes a beautiful background to the lily flowers! I love the deep, rich, bluish-green. It’s not an easy color to photograph, but it’s definitely a fabric color I will buy more of!
The flowers were easy to make, and the whole quilt came together quickly. This pattern is great for anyone wanting to try foundation paper piecing. It’s a simple project without too many points to match up. I made an extra row so my quilt is a little longer, which I like.
Recently I bought a bright shell pink solid and lately I’m using it in everything. It was perfect for the bud, especially when I paired it with light green leaves. All in all, this was a great exercise in using a color scheme that’s new to me. Brigit designed the Starlight lily quilt with Amish style in mind, so I tried to make something along those lines.
I have been thinking about what it means to find my creative voice. Sometimes we relate that solely to style, but I don’t think they’re interchangeable. Style is a big part of our creative voice, but not all of it. I enjoy making quilts that help me explore new styles. It invites me to grow.
I quilted this one with organic wavy lines mostly in dark green, with a few neon yellow ones as well. Short on time, I had to bind it quickly to gift it to a friend who was leaving, so I don’t even have a finished photo of this quilt! Still, it was a fun one to make.
If you like this Starlight lily pattern, don’t hesitate to purchase it! I think there’s a sew along happening, and those are always fun to join. As for me, I enjoyed the pattern so much that I made a second, scrappy version. I’ll share it soon!