A Night of Stars – A Finished Quilt

One of my favorite things to do on Peaks Island is look at the stars and this quilt is a field of stars. Sandra Walker of mmmQuilts! designed a gorgeous quilt and it was a fun QAL – you can still see all the steps on her blog (start here). Thanks to my friend Rose Mikulski of Something RoseMade for the title…it is an apt one for this quilt and she didn’t use it on her version, so I am using it on mine.

The Quilt Since I left you

The last time you saw this anything about this QAL I had finished up the top. Now, it was on to the quilting. A few weeks intervened but I had come up with a plan.

I played around in Prostitcher Designer, but didn’t come up with my own design. I want to try to do this, and learned how to make the kind of designs I used, , but this time I used ones from Prostitcher, and combined 3 different designs.

The first design is a quarter design, called Destiny from Christy Dillon. When you put it together it covers 4 blocks.

I combined two for the top and bottom – my frame is too small to do them all at once; my usable quilt space is about 11″ and two rows were 16″. I worked to center the design on the 4 intersecting lines. I think it mostly worked out just fine.

Design number two is a Prostitcher Design called Line Illusions Block. I did edit it and took the outside line away so that it was only the point to point lines. Sometimes placing those outline lines is hard – getting it right on or 1/4″ away from the block.

I love the way this can emphasize a design element of the quilt, and it works perfectly for the half square triangles used to make the star points.

The last design I used was another quarter block, called Fulton Feather by Christy Dillon, which like this first combined into a block pattern.

When I designed this, I liked it, but on the quilt I like it even better!

The backing I choose was something I had in my stash, and it is a fun batik I bought many years ago and used on another quilt for a back. I had a lot left but had to piece it a little more than I thought. I added the extra 10″ to side, only to find out what I thought was 44″ was really only 36″. The quilting gods were on my side as I had enough to add the rest of the fabric on the opposite edge; all was well.

Quilt Stats

A Night of Stars 48″ x 48″
Pattern: Luminous Star by Sandra Walker
Quilting Patterns: Prostitcher Library: Destiny Quarter, Line Illusion and Fulton Feather
Threads: Piecing: Aurifil Dove
Quilting: Superior So Fine #471 Glacier, Glide Navy (bobbin)
Batting: Quilters Dream Cotton Select

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My tally so far this month:
Fabric in this month: 0 yards. Fabric out this month: 6 yards
Fabric in this year: 9 yards Fabric out this year: 53.25 yards
NET Fabric:  -44.25 yards 

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13 Comments

  1. June 21, 2024 / 11:16 PM

    Oh wow – the quilt with the added quilting is just fantastic! Really nice finish! Will you keep this one?

  2. Laurel
    June 22, 2024 / 6:35 AM

    I loved the way you pieced it and I really love the way you finished it! The quilting is beautiful! I saw the little label on the back….kinda tucked in the binding. Can you tell us how you make labels these days and what information you put on it?

  3. June 22, 2024 / 8:17 AM

    Beautiful finish Kathleen – I LOVE the quilting! The ProStitcher is a dream of mine, and if/when I get one, clean off that bed so I can come and take a lesson from you – LOL! I really like those rich colors you chose for the Night of Stars. Who is the lucky one to receive this gorgeousness?

  4. Tracie
    June 22, 2024 / 9:48 AM

    Wow, I love how you finished your quilt! In fact I love everything about, Kathleen. Its stunning. The batik back is perfect.

  5. June 22, 2024 / 10:17 AM

    A Night of Stars turned out beautifully! I love the orange with the dark blue. Your quilting is amazing, too! Great finish!

  6. Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting
    June 22, 2024 / 11:11 AM

    Such fancy quilting!!! Loved the detailed photos! Cool back, too. Great job piecing and making it work!

  7. June 22, 2024 / 11:29 AM

    Oh, I really like how you used a Prostitcher design to create “blocks”, and even better that you like the design even better stitched out on the quilt. What a beautiful quilt and finish!

  8. rmgsummers413a14ca5a
    June 23, 2024 / 11:22 AM

    A beautiful quilt. I love the quilting. Isn’t great to use up stash fabric?

  9. Cocoa Quilts
    June 23, 2024 / 5:37 PM

    Such beautiful quilting. You are really mastering the Pro Stitcher. So many perfect patterns in each piece. Great job!! Look forward to more quilting.

  10. Vicki in MN
    June 24, 2024 / 8:20 AM

    You did awesome with the quilting designs!

  11. Anja @ Anja Quilts
    June 25, 2024 / 9:22 PM

    Soooo good! Kudos on getting it quilted. I haven’t decided on a quilting plan for mine yet.

  12. June 27, 2024 / 9:06 PM

    Quilting really does make the quilt, Kathleen! Well done! :)

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