Checkerboard & Stars

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I was so excited when Jenni designed Neutral Love.  Many of us here at CT have been waiting with bated breath for a neutral collection. We want to stock our stash! Really, you can never have enough neutral fabrics, especially for those who love the scrappy look.

Checkerboard and Stars is a work in neutrals. It offers a hint of wine that adds a bit of unexpected curiosity to the country look of the quilt. My favorite fabric in the collection is Paisley in the color wine.  It is so warm and luscious…  I am very fond of any paisley design and so happy it is included in this collection. I gave it ample presence in Checkerboard and Stars.  It’s placed in the alternating solid block between the star blocks.


With a little bit more detail than usual, Checkerboard and Stars is designed for a more experienced piecer.  Techniques used are the 4-in-one No Math Flying Geese, Stitch & Flip, and Strip Piecing. All wonderful techniques, the highlighted ones can be found on the CT website as needed for guidance if someone is new to piecing. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating it!


6 responses to “Checkerboard & Stars”

  1. Cindy Radtke Says:
    02/18/2013 9:06 am

    I love the look of the border on this one! It has such a neat effect and frames the quilt nicely. Well done, again!

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  2. Carla Says:
    02/18/2013 12:55 pm

    Pretty Quilt. I like the checker board border too.

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  3. Gayle/La. Says:
    02/18/2013 3:12 pm

    Job well done Mari. I love the neutrals and love the way this finished. You are an excellent designer and Jenna’s fabrics sure did hit the spot. I hope you all “Keep on keeping it up”.

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  4. Barb, WI Says:
    02/18/2013 5:52 pm

    What a beautiful quilt. Job well done!

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  5. Cynthia Says:
    02/21/2013 8:28 am

    Gorgeous! I’m working on a similar pattern with stars and checkerboard, and hope it is as beautiful as yours.

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  6. Mari Says:
    02/21/2013 9:07 am

    Thank you so much everyone!

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