Throwback Thursday: Catch a Falling Star (2015)

Today marks Week Six of Throwback Thursday. Each week since the beginning of the year I’ve highlighted one quilt made in successive years beginning in 2010. This week we’re up to a quilt made in 2015.

Choosing my quilt for 2015 was easy. It had to be Catch a Falling Star, my version of Terri Krysan’s Reach for the Stars:

Catch a Falling Star, 84″ x 105″ (2015)

Often when I finish a quilt, there are one or two things I would have done differently. Not with this one. I love every block, I’m happy with every modification I made to Terri’s original design, and I’m thrilled to pieces with the combination of computerized and free-motion quilting done by Loretta Orsborn.

Instructions for Reach for the Stars appeared in seven consecutive issues of Quilters Newsletter Magazine, beginning with the Oct./Nov. 2013 issue and ending with the Oct./Nov. 2014 issue. Sadly, QNM is no longer in publication.

Almost every month I receive a request from a quilter wanting to know how to get directions for Reach for the Stars. A few years ago I could point to eBay or Etsy for the needed issues but copies are getting harder to find. My advice nowadays is to check with a local quilt guild to see if any member has these seven issues and would be willing to lend or sell them to the person wanting to make the quilt.

Catch a Falling Star was my first ever sampler quilt. I wasn’t sure I would ever make another one. But I did. You’ll see that one when I reach Week 10 of Throwback Thursday.

Thanks for joining me on my weekly trip down Memory Lane!




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4 Responses to Throwback Thursday: Catch a Falling Star (2015)

  1. Diane says:

    Oh yes, I remember this beauty! In addition to the lovely composition of the squares, the combination of colors is so pleasing!

  2. Claudia Jakim says:

    QNM was my first magazine for quilting. The more I quilted the more it had to offer. I found old publications on eBay.

  3. Vickie Rooks says:

    Yes, Ms. Dawn, this is a stunning quilt! It was such a joy following along as you posted your progress for this quilt.

    Another source for the magazines might be a library or quilt guild.

  4. Suzette Shoulders says:

    That is a lovely quilt, Dawn! One of the prettiest ‘sampler’ quilts I have ever seen! Suzette in Bend

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