Today I’m excited to share with you a finished top I’ve been working on for a while. There may have been a few pics of some of the blocks in progress on Instagram, but I haven’t shared anything here. The quilt is the first pattern release by the husband and wife team Tish of Tish N Wonderland and Dave of The Quilt Engineer.
The pattern is called Star Blossom, and provides instructions to make the quilt in four sizes. I chose to test the Queen size version and make it in shades of blues with a pop of gold for my mother-in-law.
Let me tell you, this thing is so big! My top measures 98 x 124. I couldn’t find a way to get a full size picture without help, so I draped the top over the handrail of the deck. You are seeing the bottom row – there are three more rows just like this.
The pattern is wonderfully written and easy to understand, with plenty of graphics to explain each step. Each block finishes at 24″, so I only had to make twelve for my large quilt.
I am working on the quilting now and suspect it might take me a little while. I’ve decided to do a good bit of ruler work, so we’ll see how it goes. I can say I’m extremely glad I am able to quilt this beautiful beast on a longarm! This is the second largest quilt I’ve ever made. I can’t wait until it’s quilted and I can get full size pictures of the completely finished quilt.
The Star Blossom pattern is available for instant PDF download in Tish’s Craftsy shop for the introductory price of $8.00 until June 11. After that, it will be the regular price of $10.
To celebrate their first pattern release, Tish and Dave have generously offered one of my readers a PDF copy so I’m having a giveaway! To enter, simply leave a comment. I’d love to know if you use rulers in your quilting and if so, which is your favorite. I’ll announce a winner here on Saturday, June 10.
Hop on over and pick up your own copy of Star Blossom. As always, if you purchase a copy and are the winner of the giveaway you’ll be refunded. It’s a win/win!
You can see other versions of the Star Blossom pattern by checking out these bloggers:
Have a great weekend and may your quilting blossom! (See what I did there? 😉 )