Stars and Bubbles

I finished up the Bubbles top Wednesday afternoon.  I am pleased with how it turned out.  I think I’m going to quilt it with wavy lines to give the illusion of the bubbles rising.  I have a complimentary piece of turquoise fabric for the backing too.  IMG_2623

The pink around the edges is my design wall showing.

I started on a new top today, something for 4th of July.  I found this free pattern on Busy Hands Quilts, it’s by Myra and called  Star Crossed Rainbow lap quilt .  Check out some of her other patterns as well, they are well written and can be scrappy or color controlled.


Instead of rainbow colors I am using a RWB jelly roll and a tea dyed muslin for the background.  These blocks are for the center of the star and the corners.  I used a pigma pen to number the strips, I used 20 different colors.  The quilt shown above uses 40, things can get out of order quickly if you don’t have the strips marked.


I loaded a quilt on the frame last week, and I can’t remember what I named it, the pattern name or anything about it other than I made it some time after finishing Hampton Ridge.  I has a lot of scraps in it from that quilt.  Maybe the pattern is from a book, I don’t even have any photos of making it. Hmmm. Ah! I have it. It’s True Blue by Carrie Nelson.   The backing is a 108″ wide civil war type print that I got on sale a few months ago.  I’m using a pantograph that came with my machine, it is loops and leaves.

Linking up today with Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for “Can I get a Whoop Whoop?” and Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts for Design Wall Monday.

Thanks for stopping by.


2 thoughts on “Stars and Bubbles

  1. This is my first time visiting your blog, and I really like your Bubbles quilt! The ombre fabrics are the perfect background for the focal, bubbly fabric. Really neat! Are the circles pieced or applique?

    I’m looking forward to seeing the RWB version of Myra’s pattern, too.

    • Thanks for the compliments, I appreciate them. The bubbles are made from four machine sewn drunkard’s path blocks. I used a Bloc Loc set to make them, they went together easily.

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