Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Seeing Stars

Quilt # 48

Seeing Stars 
Seeing Stars is a reversible Quilt made using Sharon Pederson's technique from her book Two at a Time.

This technique allows you to "quilt" each block individually by using the stitch and flip method on the reverse side of your block.


I made these star blocks (quarter square triangles) many years ago to practice sewing points and they sat  on the shelf for a long time. 

Ohio Star block

I chose to do crazy patchwork on the back side using red scraps.  My rule was that as long as there some red in any value, from lightest pink to darkest red, it was fair game.  

Seeing Stars - Reverse side

Batting was added to the block and the patches placed on the batting, stitching through all layers.  The bobbin thread is what is showing on the star side.


Since I was working with 12" blocks, I chose fairly large pieces. 

Crazy patchwork

I used a dark red print for the sashing strips on the Star side and was fortunate to still have some of the background fabric from the star blocks.  That became my sashing and binding on the crazy patch side, which helped to ties the two sides together.

Sashing and Binding

Quilt Name:  Seeing Stars

Description:  Reversible Quilt 

Pattern: Ohio Star blocks with crazy patchwork on reverse

Size:  49" x 73"

Fabrics:  100% cottons

Predominant colours: All values of red

Construction Techniques:  Piecing and Crazy patchwork (stitch and flip method)
Blocks - quilt-as-you-go and sashed together using Sharon Pederson's technique described in her book Two at a Time.

Batting:  Polyester 

Edge finish: Double fold french binding 

Quilting:  Quilt-as-you-go by stitching and flipping crazy patches.

Quilted by:  Terry Whyte

Sleeve:  No

Label:  No

Date completed: 2008

Quilt History:  Class sample

Maker: Terry Whyte

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