Reach for the Stars: Jenn Varney’s Quilt

Ladies and gentlemen, we have another Reach for the Stars quilt finish! Jennifer Varney of Hudson, New Hampshire is one of several quilters across the country I met virtually last year as we each worked on our own version of a star sampler quilt designed by Terri Krysan and featured as a series project in Quilter’s Newsletter. Over the course of 2014 our little band of stargazers shared pictures, compared notes, and cheered each other on.

We all made changes — some great, some small — to the design. Jenn chose to make a smaller quilt with fewer blocks and to use a straight set rather than putting her blocks on point. Here is her finished quilt:

JV's RFTS quilt-001
The muted browns and blues are offset by shots of metallic gold, giving the quilt such a rich look. The center medallion shows this off especially well:

JV's center medallion
Lorri Wurtzler of Seventh Heaven Quilting in Nashua, New Hampshire did the longarm quilting. I hope you can see Lorri’s lovely quilting in this close-up . . .

JV's RFTS block detail
. . . and this one:

JV's RFTS quilt detail
By changing the setting, Jennifer reduced the number of blocks (not counting the center medallion) from 16 to 12. If my math is correct, her quilt measures about 60″ square, perfect for a lap quilt or throw. And wouldn’t it look terrific on a wall?




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6 Responses to Reach for the Stars: Jenn Varney’s Quilt

  1. Rosalee says:

    Absolutely gorgeous–love the colors and pattern!

  2. Diane says:

    What wonderful works of art! Makes me realize that the original quilt and other versions (with different fabric, pattern changes and size) produce unique art. Love them all!!

  3. Charlotte Quiroz says:

    Very nice! I really like the color combination.

  4. Sandy says:

    Beautiful!!! Definitely inspires me!

  5. How fantastic!! And even quilted and bound too! Great job Jennifer. It will be a prized possession for sure. Lovely setting and revamp of the original design.

  6. Carol Lagace says:

    I would like to purchase the entire quilt pattern for Reach for the Stars by Terri Krysan.
    Thank you

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