Today, I’d like to share two(!) quilts with you, the original MonStar and a recent derivation 4 Little MonStars. Both are from my book, Modern Rainbow.
So this is the original MonStar and as you can see, the quilt it a giant star, a monster star if you will, or a monstar. This quilt can be found in the Improvisational and Liberated Quilts section. As the star grows layer by layer, the spokes can become a bit unwieldy and the size tends to drift a bit. So the maker has to have more flexible approach to making MonStar.
For this quilt, instead of picking and choosing fabrics, I just used one of my favorite fabric lines, Mirror Ball Dots from Michael Miller. Gosh I am still so obsessed with this fabric line. I’m hoarding a Fat Quarter Bundle still. 🙂
See how tight my grip is? hehe. My soon-to-be-seven year old loves rainbows, in fact the original MonStar lives on her bed. So that hoarded bundle will soon be put to use making some birthday presents for her room. 🙂
Ok, now for the second quilt, 4 Little MonStars. I was contacted by Fabri-Quilt to make a quilt for their Quilt Market booth using their solid fabrics. Never wanting to miss an opportunity to use solids I accepted the chance immediately.
I wanted to go with a more mix and match palette. So I used Illustrator quite a bit to play with the different fabric colors before choosing my colors. Here is the color scheme I landed on.
And here’s how it turned out in real life. It’s a bit bigger than I anticipated making a quickie photo shoot a bit more challenging. “Stretch your arms out further dear!”
If you haven’t used Fabri-Quilt solids before, the touch/hand is more like Kona cottons, maybe a touch heavier. The white fabric is probably the softest white fabric I’ve felt in a while, very soft and warm to the touch. If that makes sense?
For the pattern, I just made 4 smaller MonStars. The small ones are a bit easier to maneuver. And for the quilting, I kept it simple with wide spaced straight lines. If you looks closely you might be able to see that the lines form an “X” pattern on the whole quilt.
Ok, now let’s make like the Count from Sesame Street (link will play audio!):
One Little MonStar!
Two Little MonStars!
Three Little MonStars!
Four Little MonStars!
Four Little MonStars! Ha. Ha. Ha.
And that’s that!
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