Star Crazy

Does this look familiar?

It’s the center medallion of my quilt Catch a Falling Star, based on Terri Krysan’s Reach for the Stars star sampler quilt. During all of 2014 I was engrossed in making this quilt. Regular readers were with me each step of the way.

Here’s my quilt, 84″ x 105″, reduced to a thumbnail:

Catch a Falling Star (2015)

Back in February 2014, after making the center medallion and a couple of blocks in the quilt you see above, I started playing around with a different set of fabrics — Barbara Brackman’s Morris Tapestry line for Moda. I made a couple of test blocks to see how I liked the focus fabric:

RFTS Wm Morris Blocks 1 and 2 on point
I liked it.

I decided then and there to make a second version. Those two blocks were as far as I got, though. Now, several months after finishing Catch a Falling Star, I have returned to that idea.

Here is the center of medallion of my Reach for the Falling Stars, Version 2 quilt:

RFTS Version 2  Center Medallion


You must think I’m crazy. Or maybe just star crazy.

Ah, but there’s a method to my madness. You see, I am not going to make the 14 blocks that surround the center medallion. My Version 2 of Reach for the Stars is going to be a bedrunner. I’m going to choose my six favorite blocks from the 14 I made for Catch a Falling Star. I replaced a couple of blocks in Terri Krysan’s quilt design for some I liked better, and at least one of those will wind up in my Version 2.

Either I’m a committed quiltmaker or I should just be committed. What do you think?




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6 Responses to Star Crazy

  1. Margaret says:

    Love, love, love. I think it’s genius.

  2. Vickie says:

    Maybe your “home” will have visiting hours for those of us that are normal.

    Is there such a person?

  3. Pat Williams says:

    Absolutely beautiful. I love stars and you did a beautiful job. Love the colors and the medallion center.

  4. Annette Holder says:

    Terrific idea! I’m looking forward to seeing the finished project.

  5. Jeanne says:

    Love the Morris fabric.

  6. Diane says:

    This is a terrific idea! Besides, the use of different fabric will make your new piece as unique a creation as everything else you have made. Now if you were to ask me about the sanity of the size of your fabric stash . . . well, I guess it’s good you didn’t!

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