I've had a lot of interest in and questions about the Twinkling Stars quilt recently. I thought it would be helpful to collect all of the posts I made while making it and put them in one place. I'm also including a link here in the tutorial section on the blog sidebar so you can find it easily.
The three inch finished stars are made using Gwen Marston's liberated piecing technique. The base pieces for the stars are all cut as 1 1/2 inch squares. The centers are a variety of bright prints and the star points are all solids. There are 162 stars set in an alternating checkerboard design. The background is Kona snow.
The outer border is nine inches wide. I had a hard time deciding how to quilt the wide border and I am glad that I took my time and quilted it with a large feathered vine. The stars pieces are not quilted but are outlined. The entire background is quilted with close quilting.
This is definitly my favorite quilt that I've made so far.
Silly BooDilly has a tutorial on how to make a liberated star. You can find it here.
If you make something inspired by this quilt please add photos to my flickr group. I'd love to see what you've done.