Checkerboard & Stars

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!


  1. Cindy Radtke - February 18, 2013

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

  2. Carla - February 18, 2013

    Pretty Quilt. I like the checker board border too.

  3. Gayle/La. - February 18, 2013

    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”.

  4. Barb, WI - February 18, 2013

    What a beautiful quilt. Job well done!

  5. Cynthia - February 21, 2013

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

  6. Mari - February 21, 2013

    Thank you so much everyone!