Single Block Quilt Tutorial Series - Stretched Star - Part 5, Finished!

Stretched Star Quilt View 1

The stretched star quilt is finished and I am quite happy with it!  It came together very quickly and without difficulty.  I really like the palette, especially since it is not what I would have typically chosen for myself.  I was surprised how the pinks and purples lost their girlishness when combined with the oranges.

Stretched Star Quilt View 2
The high contrast between the center and the point fabrics really makes the stars pop.  I think this is a must for the stretched star pattern.  Using fabrics of the same value would cause the stars to blend together a little too much for my liking.  I used my long arm to quilt an overall loop de loop pattern, using an orange/red high sheen thread.  The more confident I become with free motion quilting, the more I am willing to use a noticeable thread. 

Stretched Star Quilt View 3
A Kona solid cotton fabric was used for the binding, I like how the brilliance of the pink frames the quilt.  Much to my surprise, this one is a keeper.

I hope that you've enjoyed this tutorial.  Feel free to contact me if you need any help with your stretched star quilt!


legato1958 said...

This is gorgeous! I love your fabrics for the pattern, too. I will have this on my "to do " list!

Anonymous said...

I found instructions using cut triangles and knew there had to be an easier way to sew this pattern. Thank you for sharing your ideas.