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    Default Robert Kaufman Stargazer collection... for what?

    I wanted to make a quilt for a friend, but i can't decide on a pattern that would work for the fabrics I wanted to use. I have several fabrics from the Stargazer collection, but I'm not sure if i should use them all or in what way?

    I thought about using black sashing to keep it from looking too busy?

    Can anyone see these fabrics in a design of some kind? I'm a bit new to quilting... I can sew! I've sewn for years, and i've made one hst star quilt, so I'm not totally clueless... I'm just not great at the planning and design phase yet

    The friend I want to make it for, is going through a tough time, and I feel like i've already wasted so much time with my indecision. Help would be much appreciated!
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    Default Re: Robert Kaufman Stargazer collection... for what?

    A member just posted a pattern that would work nice with them.

    https://forum.missouriquiltco.com/sh...ad.php?t=78476

    You would need to cut them into 10'' squares.

    Welcome to the forum! I'm sure you will get more ideas



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    Default Re: Robert Kaufman Stargazer collection... for what?

    Thanks! I had actually come across that one in my search, and saved it. I just wasn't sure If it'd be too busy or which colors to put where. I'm -so- indecisive, and terrible at the design phase. Experienced quilters should start offering design services, for those of us who aren't as artistically inclined

    I had also thought about one i had found on pinterest (https://www.etsy.com/listing/1081470...lt-pattern-pdf)? The only way i could think to keep it from being too busy was to separate it with sashing. But then i was thinking about it yesterday... and I could do some kind of monochrome design, but use the larger print designs as a border or something?

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    Default Re: Robert Kaufman Stargazer collection... for what?

    I would mix with white or cream and make 8 pointed star blocks, one print per block. You would probably need to make at least two stars per color if you have enough fabric. I would not use the outer space with the yellow in a star block but it might make a good border if you have enough. My star block quilt blocks finished at 10" without sashing. I just made up my own pattern using hst for the points and a 4-patch in the center. The problem with making up your own pattern is trying to estimate how much yardage you need. I am terrible at math so cannot tell you how to go about doing that part accurately. Good luck. Those are some pretty cool fabrics and it will make a great quilt.

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    Default Re: Robert Kaufman Stargazer collection... for what?

    I think I would separate them with black to keep the space theme going. Maybe out of the box like this..

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    https://sassafras-lane.com/collectio...ant=1083312416

    Don't want to throw you off from squares. I just save a lot of weird things. lol



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    Default Re: Robert Kaufman Stargazer collection... for what?

    Lori, I love that one and it would definitely be faster to put together than stars!

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    Default Re: Robert Kaufman Stargazer collection... for what?

    Just a thought to add to the others...you might want to check the blog of one of our Forum members, SewPreeti. For some reason, looking at your fabrics brought her quilts to mind.
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    Default Re: Robert Kaufman Stargazer collection... for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hulamoon View Post
    I think I would separate them with black to keep the space theme going. Maybe out of the box like this..

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    https://sassafras-lane.com/collectio...ant=1083312416

    Don't want to throw you off from squares. I just save a lot of weird things. lol
    Weird is good! I really like this one, actually. It would let the patterns shine, instead of drowning each other out. I seem to gravitate more towards modern than traditional, and this feels along those lines.

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    Default Re: Robert Kaufman Stargazer collection... for what?

    Looks like a good pattern to me. Have fun making the quilt.

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    Default Re: Robert Kaufman Stargazer collection... for what?

    I made a sashed tumbler quilt using Celestial fabric http://www.windhamfabrics.com/php/fa...c&Category=713 and the sashing was 1" wide black Kona. It turned out nice.

    Bought both the fabric and the tumbler template from M*: https://www.missouriquiltco.com/shop...-5-charm-packs

    But M* no longer has the fabric.

    Here's the tutorial: https://quiltingtutorials.com/tutori...-tumbler-quilt
    and Honeycomb tumbler: https://quiltingtutorials.com/tutori...-tumbler-quilt

    I combined the two patterns and made a sashed honeycomb tumbler.
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