Project QUILTING, Wish Upon a Star Challenge, A Closer Look, Part 1

Happy Tuesday everyone!  We had a busy day at the Lapacek household – good but busy.  Capri had her well-child visit and she’s doing great. Measured in at the 91st percentile and weighted in at the 76th.

Before I get started – I have been using ‘Big Huge Labs’ to make my mosaics for PQ.  With my new computer it has not been as user friendly for me.  Does anyone have any good flickr tools suggestions for mosaics that can also link back to the original picture?  I’d appreciate any advice or tips to make my blogging life a bit easier!mosaicf5cdea5ea3696308c1b88655e6258c1da48c23f5

1. star 2, 2. First Star, 3. Starry Tote, 4. AWishComeTrue3, 5. Make a Little Birdhouse in Your Soul, 6. Shine On, 7. Starry Starry Night, 8. Wish I May, Wish I Might, 9. Quilt 11 - Modern Country Star - Closeup Two

Quilter: erinrebeccaz

"stripey stars"

"stripey stars"

i have a busy week ahead of me, and needed something i could do this evening. my little man, rowan, LOVES stars, so i decided to make him a "wubbzy," (or cuddly little blankie thing.) i used some upholstery samples i scored from my aunt for the stars, the fabric is shiny and soft. i hand-drew them individually because i wanted them all to be different and unique. then i zig-zag stitched them into place on some cool prints from my stash. i made the sashing and borders from a brown stripe fabric that i found REALLY cheap at the local amish store. the backing is a nice soft red flannel. i left the edges raw and zig-zag stitched them too, and it is now the perfect stripey star wubbzy for my guy, who is currently upstairs cuddling with it as i type this description :)

my creation measures appx 20"X20"; and is from central pennsylvania, just like me :)


Quilter: Nonesuch Exists*

*be sure to check out Kerry’s blog – not only does she quilt but she’s an amazing cook too and shares some really amazing recipes…can you say ‘chocolate chip cookie dough pancakes’?

First Star

First Star

After I had my first child, I discovered that red, black and white were the first colors babies can differentiate. So I decided to start making baby blankets based on those colors rather than more traditional hues. This baby blanket is slightly larger than 36 x 36. It contains no lining, just two layers of cozy flannel, so it is a perfect summer blanket.


Quilter: liashandmades

Starry Tote

Starry Tote

Entry for Project Quilting, Season 4, Challenge 4 "Wish Upon A Star"

This is a simple tote with lining that I made for my mum, using a paper-pieced 5-pointed star.

This tote was created in Heide, Germany with fabrics from my stash. It measures 42,5 x 45 cm (16 3/4" wide x 17 3/4" high) without straps.

I am blogging at


Quilter: Mama Eggo


A Wish Come True

Challenge 4: Wish Upon a Star
Project name: A wish come true
Project size: 17" x 20"

Okay... I KNOW this is a VERY liberal interpretation... but here's my creative process and an explanation of why this piece HAD to be made:
When I read the title of the challenge "Wish upon a star" I immediately thought of childhood and making wishes. I have TONS of memories of taking dandelions and blowing them so the seeds dispersed and making a wish. We'd call them (the dandelions) "wishies". I could NOT get that thought / memory out of my head. My sister is pregnant and she recently decided she'd be doing a yellow / grey scheme for the nursery and mentioned dandelions. As I fell asleep the other night thinking about the challenge, I found myself designing this. I KNOW it's not technically a star. I DID include a star on the project so that I'm playing by the rules (the dot on the i in "wish").... but I just couldn't help it. This was this week's project, and no matter how many google searches for star blocks, etc., I did, I couldn't get this image out of my head!!!

I create in my home in Montesano, WA. I mostly sew and sell - kiddo clothes, etc., - but I am committed to sewing more for me / my kids / my friends and family during 2013! :)

This wall hanging includes hand-cut and stitched applique (the dandelion), machine embroidery (the lettering), and is lined with fusible fleece with a small amount of quilting (outlining the dandelion)




Quilter: For Quilts Sake

Make a Little Birdhouse in Your Soul

Make a Little Birdhouse in Your Soul

"Make a Little Birdhouse in Your Soul"

Made by Pam Geisel of For Quilts Sake in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Feb. 2013 for Project Quilting Season 4, Challenge 4, "Wish Upon a Star."

8.5" x 10.5”

My creative process and how I made it:

My project this week is a little quilted birdhouse. It is machine raw edge appliqued using many different types of white, cream, and brown fabric including commercial cottons, sheers, linen, burlap, and silk ribbons. There is a light brown star near the center of the birdhouse. The roof was made by wrapping some brown fabric around a thin piece of craft felt that was machine appliqued to the quilt.

The pieces were stitched down during the quilting process with the edges left raw similar to what grass and twigs might look like in a bird's nest. The edges that aren't under the roof were bound with a zigzag stitch.

Several white buttons were hand sewn on top of a white ribbon and other color buttons were added to the star, roof, and center of the birdhouse. I also added some bone-style beads to the bottom of the quilt.


Quilter: Debbie in SC

Shine On

Shine On

Project Quilting challenge 4.....a closer view of fabrics and thread painting.
Debbie in SC


Quilter: Susi Quilts Etsy

Starry Starry Night

Starry Starry Night

Made for Project Quilting, Season 4, Challenge 4.

This is my second submission this season and when I saw the challenge, I knew exactly what I would make. I've been wanting to try a "wonky" star and paper piecing, and this pattern satisfied both. These were scraps that I had from a table runner I made, and I used up every bit!

The star is quilted with squiggly lines, matching the wavy whirligigs of the print. Then I echo-quilted around the star in the dark blue sky fabric. For the "striped" border, I strip pieced the red and blue fabrics, then cut crosswise to make the lengths I needed. On the back is a large, swirly print in two tones of blue (I like the back as much as the front!)' The size is 11-1/2" square.

I create in Menifee, CA.


Quilter: HeartSoulMindandStrength

Wish I May, Wish I Might

Wish I May, Wish I Might

My goal this week, here in AuGres, MI, was to try something new.I found the pattern for this folded star, and fell in love with it. My dear husband made me an oak desk last week, and I needed a coaster for my coffee mug. So I decided to make this little 4" circle. Before I was half finished with this peice I was wishing I hadn't made it quite so small - thus the name "wish I may, wish I might" was decided as a play on words from the nursery rhyme and my wishing it was larger! I think I will probably try this one again sometime, as a larger table topper. As small as this project was, it took me 4 hours! Folding 48 tiny patches was a test of my patience, but oh so worth the effort.


Quilter: Feed the Dogs

Quilt 11 - Modern Country Star - Undecided

Modern Country Star

By Tina Benson at Feeding The Dog

I have had these fabrics put together knowing that I wanted to make a quilt using the Americana colors that I picked up from the remnant bin at the fabric store, but I wanted to use them in a modern style design. When this challenge came up I knew instantly that THIS was going to be the one ! So I fired up my EQ7 and spent all day Sunday and Monday trying to come up with a design that I liked that I also had enough of each fabric to do. Using remnants did require a lot of alterations to the design to accommodate what yardage I had for each fabric. Finally I managed to come up with this awesome design that I fell in love with !

The entire top piecing is done with 6 inch HST, and the Stars are Satin Stitch Appliqued on after the quilting.

I used a low loft poly batting and a great striped flannel backing that I had in my stash.

I decided to keep the quilting simple and just did 1 inch spaced straight lines following the squares to bring out the simplicity of the design and I really think it makes the design pop even more then I had hoped.

I finished the design off with the satin stitched ( done with my free motion foot ) stars in the same fabrics as the design itself. I chose to satin stitch after it was quilted so that the stars would look as great from the back as they did on the front.

It finished up at 42 x 42 inches square.

Designed, Pieced, Quilted and Appliqued by Tina Benson in Dover Plains, NY

I have not yet decided who I will gift this one to , as I have a few members of my family who have hinted about wanting one LOL so for now it is Undecided =]


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