Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tropical Stars

Time for another Schnibbles post!  This month the pattern was I.S.T.H.  That stands for Insert Snappy Title Here, designed by Carrie Nelson. I just love how there are more borders on the top and bottom than there are on the sides in this design.  Just a different look than most of the quilts I make.  It's always fun to do something different than the norm, not only in the design but in the fabric choices too.  

I mixed a Prayer Flag Charm Pack and a Flora Charm Pack for the stars, sashing and pieced borders.  Then came those setting triangles. I went back and forth between the yellow, which is from a Nancy Halvorsen Christmas line, and the blue gingham, which is from Carrie's Fresh Palette fabric line. At one point I even became exasperated with myself and I decided to go with making the setting triangles the same color as the background of the blocks, just plain white. As you can see, eventually it was back to yellow. I really love it now. Shelley mentioned in the comments of a previous post that the fabrics looked very tropical to her.  That's where I got the title Tropical Stars. Thanks Shelley!  This color scheme isn't what I had pictured in my head in the beginning and I think that's why I had such a hard time with it, but all's well that ends well, right? 


Tropical Stars

Be sure to visit Sherri and Sinta later in the week and see the other beautiful I.S.T.H. quilts in the Another Year Of Schnibbles Parade for February. Thank you Sherri, Sinta, Carrie and everyone who participates for making this such a fun group! 

16 comments:

JoAnne said...

I love your version! I look at it and wonder why I struggled so much--and it must be the fabric--or the attitude. I wasn't "in love" with the pattern as much as you are, and yours is so much better. I love the randomness in the border strips! Awesome job.

Diana Schmitz / Quiltecke said...

That, looks great, nice colours.
Have a nice day
Diana

Handmade by Mai said...

You did a great job, nice colors

Linda said...

So pretty!!! I love your combination of the two fabric lines!!

Leah said...

Wow, your version looks awesome. Great fabric choices! I agree with JoAnne, the fabrics make the quilt look so different from the original pattern. I really like yours.

carol fun said...

I love this little quilt! The combination of fabrics is wonderful - great job! It is such a happy quilt -

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful. I love the sashing and the colors you used.

Izzy said...

Oh man I love your version! It really is very tropical - which is a really nice change for me. The weather man is predicting 10 inches of snow over here tonight and tomorrow. :-)

Dandelion Quilts said...

What a beautiful quilt...love the color choices.

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your finish! I think you made the right choice with the yellow - it looks fantastic! Especially against the blue.

Carol said...

Looks great Michele.

Satu said...

So fresh colours... those will be needed after dark winter. I love it!

Béa said...

Beautiful, I love the colours you choose.

Stephanie said...

Great name. I just love the aqua gingham addition to this quilt.

Shelley said...

It's beautiful with the yellow! You can't look at this quilt and not smile cause it's just so sunny and happy! And when it's quilted...well, it's going to be over the top :)

Allyson said...

Love the bright colors!