Monday, June 19, 2023

NEW Strippy Improv Stars Pattern

This quilt has been a long time coming, and I'm glad it's finally out in the world! 

Introducing Strippy Improv Stars!  

Strippy Improv Stars uses my strippy improv technique, combining strip piecing improv-style on a foundation background with reverse applique. Get the pattern here (currently on sale!).

What adds to the fun with these stars? Gradated fabric! 
I used an Moda Ombre Galaxy Metallic jelly roll (all those gorgeous gradations in a rainbow of colors!) with four values of Moda Grunge as the background. Both the star blocks and the background move from dark to light. 

Here's a look at blocks in progress. If you don't have a gradated jelly roll, no worries! You can create the same look with your scraps. Just look for five different values for each star. 

And all my blocks, before applique: 

I use Thermoweb's HeatnBond Lite Iron-On Adhesive for my blocks - I love how easily the paper peels off and how well it adheres. (Full disclosure - I'm on the Thermoweb design team, but I loved their fusible before I joined the team!). 

Here's another look at the quilt - don't you just love how those stars pop off the various backgrounds?!?!

The Strippy Improv Stars pattern is now available in my Etsy shop. And through 6/22, the pattern is $2 off using code STAR2OFF. Get yours today!

Here's a look at the fabric requirements:

And one more beauty shop of the ombre stars:

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