Midnight Stars Quilt Top

I wasn’t sure I was going to finish this top before it was too dark to take a photo, but I made it just in time (I was in such a hurry that there are still little threads left on the top…oh well).  Thank you Lori at Humble Quilts for sponsoring this quiltalong, because I love, love, love this pattern.  It gave me an opportunity to use some of my tiny antique quilt scraps in the pieced blocks, and I had a lot of fun scrounging through my bins looking for just the right print.  The scraps I have to work with are pretty small, so the large alternate blocks are a reproduction fabric.

At first, because some of my blocks are sort of busy with many different prints, I thought I would make each block either red or yellow (seen here in an earlier post).  However, after I constructed a few blocks, I realized that Lori’s original concept (from her antique quilt) looked just fine.  It was no big deal to swap out the outside triangles.

As you probably know, the quiltalong was for a doll quilt, but I decided to make slightly larger blocks (5 1/2″) and a larger quilt (30 blocks instead of 9).  The finished size is 40″ x 50″.  I don’t normally make crib-sized quilts with antique fabric — they are a little fragile and not something you would really use for a baby, but I just couldn’t resist this wonderful pattern.

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