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Vote Now and Give-Away: Scrappy Star Quilts

Quilters' Show & Tell

Grab yourself a pencil and some paper as it’s voting time for this week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event. The theme is Scrappy Star Quilts.

This week’s guest judge is Vicki from Field Trips in Fiber. She’ll both have 100 bonus points to assign to up to four quilts.

Give-Away from the Fat Quarter Shop

Fat Quarter Shop

The Fat Quarter Shop was founded in 2003 by Kimberly Jolly. An avid quilter, Kimberly began her shop as a side business while still working a corporate position, cutting, packing and shipping right out of her house during evenings and weekends. From the very beginning, she was committed to delivering top-notch service for every single order and customer. As the Fat Quarter Shop’s reputation grew, Kimberly decided to make it a full-time operation. Her husband Kevin joined her not long after, and with his help, lots of hard work, and a tireless commitment, the store began to grow. Over the past few years a few more people have joined the staff!

As a team, we continue to branch out with the best fabrics, exclusive kits, quilt clubs, BOMs, and more. And we will always be driven by the passion that Kimberly founded the store upon, which is always giving you the best products and service!

Be sure to check out our extensive sale section, our up-to-date What’s New page and lust over future collections on our Coming Soon page!


The Fat Quarter Shop will be donating two Strip Rolls (2.5″ strips) of Just My Type by Patty Young. One will be awarded to the top quilter with the most votes (community votes plus guest judge points) and the other randomly given away to someone leaving a comment below.


To enter the give-away: Visit the NEW Jelly Rolls page at the Fat Quarter Shop, then leave a comment below answering “What’s your favourite new Jelly Roll? You have until Monday, October 21st, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. to enter.

This Week’s Quilts

Here are this week’s Scrappy Star Quilts:

Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 17
  • Total countries: 4
  • Total provinces: 3
  • Total states: 11

You can click on the photo to view a larger version.

A Pound of Stars A Pound of Stars
By: Karen H,
Ontario, Canada
Blog: Faeries and Fibres

This is one of my first quilts. There were no quilters, guilds or fabric shops where I lived. I bought a pound of scraps by mail order to make the stars & used white sheeting for the background. Close-ups are posted on my blog. This is one of my favourite quilts. It is entirely handmade.

Quilt size: width: 68" height: 85"

Bounce Bounce
By: BĂ©atrice,
Blog: Une aiguille dans une botte de foin

Bounce is a pattern from Carrie Nelson, fabric is Phenomenal Fall from Sandy Gervais, machine quilted by Nathalie Delarge and made for the ” A Lovely Year of Finishes ” event.

Quilt size: width: 67" height: 67"

How Many Stars does it take to Make a Quilt How Many Stars does it take to Make a Quilt
By: Debbie Lange Quilting,
Indiana, USA
Blog: Debbie Lange Quilting

I started making scrappy stars with a diamond template and fabric scraps. Once the stars were completed I needed to figure out how to join them. I thought there must be an easy setting, but I could not find one in any books, patterns or online instructions. So I used the same diamond template.

Quilt size: width: 75" height: 85"

Jasmine star. Jasmine star.
By: Robin Batchelor,
Washington, USA

Fell in love with this design by Marianne Elizabeth. I did an Arabella Rose color way. First large quilt for me and lost my pattern in the middle. I still have a plain and floral border to go. It was a big project for me but I love anything with stars.

Quilt size: width: 93" height: 93"

Mariner's Compass Stars in window Mariner’s Compass Stars in window
By: Carol Johnston,
Idaho, USA

This is my latest foray into paper piecing. All the stars in the quilt are from Carol Doak’s book, Mariner’s Compass Stars. The fabrics are all bright, beautiful batiks. There are 20 different stars, each is different and has unique quilting designs.

Quilt size: width: 73" height: 90"

oh my stars! oh my stars!
By: kathy18951,
Pennsylvania, USA

Guild friendship blocks from the 1990’s. after years of contemplating, I found the perfect sashing, which updated the traditional blocks and fabrics into something a little more contemporary. Finished and quilted by N. Jewell, in 2012,

Quilt size: width: 64.5" height: 75"

Raven Star quilted greeting card Raven Star quilted greeting card
By: Beret Nelson,
Alaska, USA
Blog: On The Trail Creations

This might be a stretch, but it has a star and it can be made with scraps :-)

Quilt size: width: 4" height: 5.5"

Scrappy Hunter Star Scrappy Hunter Star
By: Liz Dempsey,
Prince Edward Island, Canada

I group of 7 of us got together to make this Hunter Star quilt. We just dumped our scraps on the table and all just grabbed what we wanted for our stars. So even though we all did the same pattern we have 7 different quilt, and some how the scraps never ran out.

Quilt size: width: 66" height: 80"

Scrappy Star Table Runner Scrappy Star Table Runner
By: Carol a.k.a Beulah,
North Carolina, USA
Blog: Sowing Stitches

This is my original design, machine pieced and hand quilted. I love stars, scraps and 9 patch…so I created this table runner using a combination of quilt blocks: a star block and vanishing 9 patch. I love merging traditional quilt blocks to create ‘new’ blocks.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 24"

Stardust Stardust
By: Donna Simpson,
Georgia, USA

Made for a friend of my son’s. Always have loved stars and enjoy making quilts using them.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 36"

Stars Stars
By: My masterpiece,
Missouri, USA
Blog: Becky’s Quilt Obsession

I started these stars is a class with Slex Anderson, and just kept adding to it.

Quilt size: width: 96" height: 108"

Stars in Her Eyes Stars in Her Eyes
By: NitaDances,
Yukon Territory, Canada
Blog: NitaDances

I made this quilt for my 16-year old niece using only scraps from my stash. No two stars are alike. I had fun looking for a variety of star patterns.

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 75"

Stars in Paradise Stars in Paradise
By: Norma,
California, USA

This quilt raised $300 at live auction that raised money for the local hospital’s cancer unit. It is my own design. I really like this quilt and had a hard time parting with it!

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 50"

Sternstunde / Hour of stars Sternstunde / Hour of stars
By: Anja,
Blog: Anja’s Allerlei

60 different stars are in this quilt. 1554 pieces of cotton fabrics are used. This quilt i made in 2006, it is my Trademark. I sewed and quilted by hand in more than 250 hours.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 60"

Waltzing in Time Waltzing in Time
By: Regina DeMatteo,
Nevada, USA
Blog: Quilty GG and Bedtime Buddies

Made for my daughter in Virginia, this quilt is the “Blue Waltz I” pattern expanded for a super queen. The fabric is all Civil War repro and makes a nice historic statement in her “Quilt Room”.

Quilt size: width: 90" height: 105"

Wish upon a star! Wish upon a star!
By: Laurie Edwards,
California, USA

This was a mystery quilt that I did with my “Scrap Therapy” group that meets once a month. Since I am new to the group I did not have a bunch of scraps already cut….. so I picked about 30 plus fabrics from my stash and came up with this. So jokingly I said this was “Stash Therapy” for me.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"

Wonky Star Baby Quilt Wonky Star Baby Quilt
By: Lauren aka giddy99,
Tennessee, USA

A friend requested a yellow & brown baby quilt – I was at a complete loss until I shortly afterwards won a bag of brown scraps!

Quilt size: width: 46" height: 46"

Vote Now

Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!

  • Voting is open Friday to Monday, October 21st, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (EDT)
  • One vote per person (based on IP address NOT email address), so have your family and friends cast a ballot for their favourite quilt
  • Winner announced next week

How to Vote:

  • Review the photos above and make a note of your favourites. You can select up to THREE favourites this week.
  • Below, you’ll see the names of all the quilts with a square button beside each one. Select the buttons for the quilts you want to vote for. Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the list of quilt names. Press the vote button.

Scrappy Stars

  • Stars in Paradise (32%, 236 Votes)
  • Scrappy Hunter Star (20%, 145 Votes)
  • Mariner's Compass Stars in window (19%, 137 Votes)
  • Stars (16%, 116 Votes)
  • Bounce (16%, 114 Votes)
  • Stars in Her Eyes (14%, 101 Votes)
  • Sternstunde / Hour of stars (11%, 84 Votes)
  • Jasmine star. (11%, 80 Votes)
  • A Pound of Stars (9%, 69 Votes)
  • Waltzing in Time (8%, 61 Votes)
  • Wonky Star Baby Quilt (8%, 58 Votes)
  • How Many Stars does it take to Make a Quilt (7%, 54 Votes)
  • Raven Star quilted greeting card (5%, 33 Votes)
  • Wish upon a star! (4%, 30 Votes)
  • oh my stars! (4%, 30 Votes)
  • Scrappy Star Table Runner (4%, 27 Votes)
  • Stardust (1%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 732

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Next Week’s Show & Tell

The theme for next week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell is Two Colour Quilts. Variations in colour are fine, but the quilt should read as two colours. If you are unsure if your quilt qualifies, send me a photo via email to review. Any quilt size and technique is acceptable and unfinished quilt tops are welcome as well. Please don’t submit a quilt you’ve already entered in the past… let’s see something different!

Read the Guidelines and submit your photo before Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT).


There are no more sponsorship dates available for 2013. The themes and dates for 2014 will be available in December.

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157 Responses to “Vote Now and Give-Away: Scrappy Star Quilts”

  1. Mickey White says:

    Kaffe Fassett Fall 2013 Collective Design Roll
    Kaffe Fassett for Westminster Fibers ; the colors are just LOVELY !!! and the star quilts are too !

  2. Kate Dinsmore says:

    That was a hard choice but Bobbins and Bits is the one I like most

  3. sara says:

    Bobbins and Bits…beautiful batiks

  4. Nancy says:

    The Kaffe Fassett 2013 is my favorite new Jelly Roll. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  5. Barb Colvin says:

    The Kaffe Fassett Fall 2013 Collective Design Roll is my favorite, too!

  6. […] to everyone that entered and voted for last week’s Scrappy Star Quilts event. Here are the […]

  7. barbara woods says:

    my fave isscrumptious

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