Rainbow Stars

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Meet Rainbow Stars – made from a scrumptious fat quarter bundle of True Colors by Tula Pink. I was hoarding this bundle of fabric for many months, waiting for the the perfect pattern/idea to strike. This is also special because it is my first ever commissioned quilt. My college friend Rupa in Australia asked me to make a quilt for her friend. She looked over my quilts and a few on Pinterest and said she wanted something modern with bright colors.

IMG_1065I had just got myself a Tri-recs ruler and put it to work. Tri-recs makes it super easy to make isosceles triangles that fit into squares. They almost look like equilateral triangles but they are not – the base angle is about 63.5 degrees.

I simple laid them out to make interlocking stars, keeping like colors together. The top went together quite quickly.

I quilted three curvy lines inside each triangle and an echo line around the triangles. This left a nice hexagon inside each triangle. I had fun coming up with a different design for each hexagon.

I used some dot-to-dot designs to emphasize the hexagon in some or modify the hexagon in others.

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I quilted some swirls and feathers and paisleys in the negative space on top and bottom.

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Size: 60″ X 70″
Fabric: True Colors by Tula Pink, Kona cotton silver

Linking to all the usual linky parties:
Friday:
Can I get a whoop whoop
Finished or not Friday
TGIFF @ DevotedQuilter
Finish it up Friday @ Crazy Mom quilts

Monday:
Main Crush Monday @ Cookingup Quilts
Tuesday:
Linky Tuesday @ Freemotion by the river
Wednesday:
Midween Makers @ QuiltFabrication

14 thoughts on “Rainbow Stars

  1. Hi Vasudha! What a beautiful quilt finish you are sharing with us today. I love those fabrics – they are just gorgeous. You really have a talent for bringing out the best in a quilt with your quilting. I love the ideas you share. I have a Tri-recs ruler that I used for one block on a QAL, and haven’t done anything with it since. You are inspiring me to pull it out and make a quilt. Happy Happy Friday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. It is a stunning finish, Vasudha. I love how the tri-recs ruler, the gorgeous FQ bundle and the commission request from Australia came together to a happy meeting place in this lovely, colorful, bright quilt. Your quilting is spectacular!!! Hope your weekend is relaxing.

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  3. Vasudha, this is STUNNING!! I love my Tri-Recs rulers, don’t use them often enough… I love the flow quilting you did in all that scrumptious negative space, and doing a different design in each hexagon: I wholeheartedly approve of that! (as you know I would). How exciting to have a commissioned quilt, yay for you! It’s just heavenly. btw I must mention How I love the setting and that you fool the eye with the hexagon centres!

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