Shining Star

A week or so ago, I showed you some batiks I was playing with for a block exchange. I was playing with not only color, but value of the batiks as well. Here are the blocks I made:
and a test of the light-medium-medium dark-dark values of the blocks:
Not bad. This block is from an EQ5 library, I’m not sure it has a name, but I’m calling this quilt the Freedom Star Quilt. Here is one 9.5″ block by itself:
And this is the layout I am playing around with after gathering up all 49 blocks (there are 48 here, one will make the label on the reverse):I’m testing some border batiks as well, not sure I’m satisfied with any of these (the dark one on the far right is actually the backing fabric):And a test of the values of the quilt top:What do you think, any opinions on these border fabrics (double click the photo to enlarge it if you need a better view):

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5 thoughts on “Shining Star

  1. Gosh, these are stunning! Love the layout. And I'd say, the red, the red, the red. It's a darker value and would be a great contrast for some light-colored quilting… stars, perhaps? This is a wonderful quilt.

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