Deb was asked by the Vermont Quilt Festival to create a quilt for their 2014 Raffle. She wanted the design to be unique and different for that very special organization, and Starget was born. She hadn’t planned on writing a pattern for it, but there were so many requests she just couldn’t let her customers down! Starget uses 4 different tools, and while each of the units is easy to make, some of the units have several color combinations so organization is key. If you pay a little bit of attention and follow Deb’s tips for organization you ‘ll have a beautiful quilt that’s well worth the effort!
This tool is a must have if you like making quilts with these tall star point units. Sometimes known as “Peaky and Spike”, a nickname attached to the unit about 20 years ago by a famous quilter, Doreen Speckman, this particular shape has perplexed quilters forever. With Deb’s tool, which you can see used on our free online video demonstration (see below, also on YouTube), you’ll be cutting the center and side triangles slightly over sized and then with the same tool trimming the sewn piece to an extremely precise unit with seams perfectly placed for crisp, sharp points at every intersection. So think about adding this magnificent new tool to your toolbox, you’ll be glad you did.
Stars connected by chains look like the trail a comet leaves through space. Make your own trail through the stars using just two different sized V Blocks and an intersecting block that’s easy to construct. And you know what that means. You will have this project whipped up in no time!
From the designer, my daughter, Haley: Growing up in Vermont, my favorite sign of spring was snowdrop flowers popping out from under the snow. I always found the dichotomy between their delicate looks and their hearty resistance to the bitter cold of the Northeastern winters particularly striking. This quilt is inspired by these blooms, blossoming in the dark and cold, against all odds.
Your next modern quilt project will be taking quite the upward trajectory and you'll be flying high with our Flight Path project! Two sizes of V Blocks and Flying Geese create a dynamic design with lots of open space for some amazing quilting. This quilt is easy to construct with the V Block and Wing Clipper 1 tools.