Sparkling Stars – a free pattern

Striking sparkling stars are way fun to piece! Pattern is FREE from Michael Miller Fabrics.


Here is the first eye-catching page of the FREE download:


Designed by Emily Herrick, the pattern is named “Color Constellation.”  Here is a photo of the design wall at the JSS Compass October 2013 retreat.

Madelyn chose fabrics as the pattern described.  I chose a fabric pack of purples and teals.  Madelyn thought she would throw-me-off by hanging her’s upside down!  She’s tricky that way.  Sure, I can use her pattern and sure, she will be three steps ahead of me, but I have to keep my eye on her! (Sorry, no people photo and that’s probably for the best!  Retreats are for quilting, not make-up or hair style.)


By the end of retreat, Madelyn had her top all pieced.  My rows were together. ready to join my Buttons & Bling blocks in the home studio. You can see the stack of tone on tones and whites that I am gathering for whatever setting I choose for Buttons & Bling.  “Sparkling Stars” quilt top is named, completed and ready for a back.



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