July 21, 2018

Star Block | July Modern Sewcialites BOM Block + Favourite Colour

Star Block | July Modern Sewcialites BOM | Shannon Fraser Designs | Modern Quilting #starquilts

Picking a favourite colour is like picking a favourite quilt pattern.

It’s a tough choice!

But one colour that always seems to stand out for me and bring me joy is – wait for it – coral!

I know, I know, this really isn’t a shocker to you 😉

Star Block | July Modern Sewcialites BOM | Shannon Fraser Designs | Modern Quilting #starquilts
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The pinky/ peachy combo seems to sneak it’s way not only into most of my quilts, but my wardrobe as well. So, there is no denying that I adore this colour.

While staring out at the lake one morning, I spent some time thinking about why I love coral, and this is what it comes down to:

It makes me happy. Coral always uplifts my day any time I see it, work with it or touch it.

From a quilting perspective, it goes with everything. I didn’t initially think this would be the case, but the more I work with it, the more I consider it a neutral. A punchy neutral that adds the perfect pop to harmonize a quilt colourway. I even paired it with Kona Cotton in Wasabi to great effect.

And this month’s #modernsewcialitesBOM block is a great demonstration of the versatility of this peachy/pinky goodness.

Star Block | July Modern Sewcialites BOM | Shannon Fraser Designs | Modern Quilting #starquilts

Star Block | July Modern Sewcialites BOM | Shannon Fraser Designs | Modern Quilting #starquilts

The July quilt block is a fun star motif that offers lots of room for fabric play. I spent some time pondering the placement of the HST corners. My instinct was to place it with the blue print facing out. And then I decided to just “try it” pointing in. Well, didn’t that just send me off on a “should blue be in or out?”. As I often do, I came back to my initial instinct and I’m super happy with the finished look.

I find the creamy colour makes for a more balanced and seamless transition allowing the star to stand out.

The various shades of coral, peach, pink and cream add a lot of dimension through their different tones. While the blues help keep it from being too pinky!

It’s all about balance, right?!


MATERIALS USED


Star Block | July Modern Sewcialites BOM | Shannon Fraser Designs | Modern Quilting #starquilts

Navy Chopsticks by Amy Sinibaldi’s Playground collection
Blue Posey Chain from Amy Sinibaldi’s Playground collection
Kona Cotton in Baby Pink (currently on sale!) 
Kona Cotton in Melon (also on sale!) 

Star Block | July Modern Sewcialites BOM | Shannon Fraser Designs | Modern Quilting #starquilts

I really love this block. I can see myself revisiting it (that is, once I get through allll my WIP!). And can you believe there’s only 5 more blocks to go?!

Stay tuned for those 😉

Happy quilting!

xo

Shannon

PS Have you heard of the Modern Fat Quarter Club? It’s a monthly fabric subscription of 12 fat quarters from modern fabric designers in each bundle. I can see this being a fun way to play and challenge yourself with colours you may not be used to. Check it out
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