Sounds like a peaceful evening under a sky full of twinkling lights drinking a few glasses of bubbly.
The name of the quilt does almost sound magical and yet it is just the description of one of my favorite quilts.
The fabric was named Vin DuJour by 3 sisters and duh, the blocks are stars, hence the name, Vin DuJour Stars.
The stars are BIG stars. Each block is almost 30″before trimming.
I am not a fan of purple, or I wasn’t a fan of purple until I made this quilt.
Come on, old ladies like purple.
I am not an old lady so why would I ever dream of liking purple?
Until now, I guess there all shades of purple and this deep grape won me over.
The name of the collection was Vin DuJour so the color names were Burgundy,
Champagne and Grape. Excess research was done, if you know what I mean, to create these designs and colors.
The stars were made using 2 Vin DuJour Jelly Rolls so the strips were already cut at 2 1/2″ and i just started sewing.
Each of the stars were pieced with a different color placement, so they really do twinkle throughout.
Rarely does the sun and the moon align just right that 2 of my quilts are featured in different magazines the same month. So February 2014 must be lucky for me.
Check out McCall’s Quilting January/February 2014
see my Lone Star Sampler quilt.
I am not much of a wine drinker and I am not a huge
fan of the color purple, but as soon as I saw the
Vin Du Jour by 3 sisters,
I couldn’t resist.
I set forth to see what I could do with a Jelly roll.
This collection has the perfect balance of lights and darks.
Almost exactly half darks and half mediums/lights making the combinations of values endless.
I started playing with a lone star block to see how many
different color studies I could do using the
light and darks to determine the the pattern.
Strip piecing the sections and reversing some of the strips makes this quilt look more difficult that it really is.
Which is your favorite star block?
I am torn between
block 1, row 1
and block 3, row 2 or
possibly block 1, row 3.
By the time I had finished the stars I had fallen in love with the grape tonal all over and
had to use it for some of the backgrounds.
image provided by McCalls Magazine
To read more about this issue, click here. I hope you enjoy this quilt as much as I did making it.