This is Susan’s quilt called “Lucky Stars”. Susan got this kit on a Minnesota Quilt shop hop in August of 2010. She can’t remember for sure which store she bought the kit from, but she thinks it was the Calico Hutch in Hayward, MN. That was almost 7 years ago, so I suspect you probably can’t get the kit anymore. BUT! The pattern is Lucky Stars by Atkinson Designs, and you can get that pattern here.
One thing I love about this quilt is the bright colors. And, one thing I love about the pattern is how the stars are placed. I stick to machine quilting, because putting the quilt together is not my forte. I have a lot of trouble getting corners and points to match. If you look closely at the stars you will see that white surrounds the stars. None of the stars’ points touch the colored fabric surrounding them, meaning that they don’t have to be perfect! Is that cool or what?!! I’m not saying that Susan’s stars aren’t perfect, because they are, and her entire quilt top came to me perfectly square. I’m just saying that was one of the first things I noticed when I picked the quilt up…because I have so much trouble with that. Cool!
The bright colors speak for themselves in this quilt, so there is no need to have quilting that “competes” for attention on this quilt. For that reason, Susan went with an allover design (I absolutely agree that this one would do best without any heavy quilting) that picked up the stars and circles in the pattern and the fabrics.
I wrote in the row of colored strips (green, blue, yellow; next to the red) at the top of this picture, “Susan’s Lucky Stars”. I always think of something better AFTER I’ve done something and wish I’d put something like “Thank Your Lucky Stars”. <sigh>
The back of the quilt was just as much fun and as colorful as the front. I think the quilt shop did a super job of putting the colors and fabrics together. Don’t you?