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NQC Block Challenge with the Starlight Mountains Quilt!

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1 starlight mountain quilt

Join us up in the Mountains where the stars shine bright!
This quilt was inspired by memories of camping in the mountains where the bright shining stars reflect in the lake below.

I’ve partnered with the National Quilters Circle to bring you this FREE Quilt Along starting September 7, 2020!

JOIN FOR FREE – TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FABRIC REQUIREMENTS AND COLORING PAGE!

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE:

Now – Go download the Fabric requirement and post a photo of your fabrics
September 7th – Week 1 – Small Star Block #1 (Make 6)
September 14th – Week 2 – Small Star Block #2 (Make 6)
September 21st – Week 3 – Mountain Block (Make 6)
September 28th – Week 4 – Large Star Block (Make 3)
October 5th – Week 5 – Quilt Borders and Assembly

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

* Click HERE to Join the Quilt Along

* Post your photos for the current week in the The NQC Block Challenge Facebook group 
OR Post your photos on Instagram using the hashtags #HappyCloudCreations and/or #NQCQuiltBlockChallenge

You can also JOIN my Facebook Quilt Along Group – Happy Cloud Creations Quilt Alongs I will be posting my photos over in my quilt along group also!

You can sign up for my Newsletter for weekly quilt along reminders!

This quilt is great for an adventurous beginner to intermediate quilter. The Quilt is made up of squares, rectangles and flying geese.

Each week I will film a tutorial going over each block and answer any questions you have.

During the quilt along I plan on making a scrappy version using multiple shades of Kona Cotton! I’m hoping for it to look something like this:

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This quilt would look gorgeous in a variety of colors. Here are some options I came up with:

Blank Starlight Mountains COLOR COMBOS

I hope you will join in the fun during this quilt along!!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

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KaBam Quilt Pattern

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You can grab a copy of the pattern here!!
Paper (USA) 
Digital (USA)
Digital (International)

When I was first drawing up my KaBam Quilt Pattern I was trying to design an explosion from a comic book. So hence the name KaBam! I drew this up probably a year ago and was hoping to make a King size quilt eventually for my bed.

When I found out my sister in law was having a boy and the babies room was going to be star/galaxy/star wars theme. I thought this design would be perfect for his room! The parents said they liked the dark side. So for them it is a planet exploding from a Death Star. But I also think it looks like a huge star.

I went searching in the Stash Fabrics store to find the perfect fabrics.
Blue (Background) – Figo Fabrics – Shooting stars in Blue
Red – Gingiber –Blizzard in Berry
Red/Orange – Alison Glass – Cross stitch Tiger
Orange – Robert Kaufman Fabrics – Zest in Cedar
Dark Yellow – Dear Stella – Dash Flow in Amber
Bright Yellow –Dear Stella – Moonscape in Banana

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I wanted to pick an ombre of colors for the star/explosion.

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I used Warm and Plush cotton batting to make it a little more poofy. For the quilting I decided to outline the star/explosion. Then in the dead space I echoed the shape out every 1 3/4 inches. This gave the quilt great texture and a cool design in the dead space.

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For the backing fabric I found this super cute star fabric by P&B Textiles – Winter Lights Star Dot Blue/Navy Fabric

The binding is half of the Dark Yellow and half of the Bright yellow.

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I love how it turned out and was so happy to give this one to my new nephew.

This quilt pattern is great for the adventurous beginner to intermediate quilter. The pattern comes with labels to keep you organized!

The KaBam pattern comes in a Baby, Throw, Twin, Queen and King size!

You can grab a copy of the pattern here!!
Paper (USA)
Digital (USA)
Digital (International)

I hope you enjoy making this quilt! I can’t wait to see your versions! Make sure to tag me when you share them on social media!
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Scroll to the bottom to see the gorgeous quilts made by my testers!!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

My throw size version!!
I found my fabrics at Stash Fabrics for this one too!
A – Net in Navy by Dear Stella
B – Sangria Kona Cotton
C – Moonscape in Cockatoo by Dear Stella
D – Nectarine Kona Cotton
E – Moonscape in Banana by Dear Stella
F – Royal Kona Cotton

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Check out some of the gorgeous quilts made by my quilt testers!!!

Sheri Bing 2shawnie wallace 2cindy price kelley 2deanna josephson 2marg sharpe 3

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Finish Those UFQs 2020 – WEEK 14

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Welcome to the WEEK 14 of the Finish Those UFQs challenge! Did you make a lot of progress last week?

It’s not too late to download your FREE Quilt project tracker here: Finish Those UFOs

Last week I had spent all of my time working on my quilt for my new nephew due to arrive March 1st. His family baby shower was on Saturday and I wanted to gift it then.

The baby’s room is star/galaxy/star wars theme. The parents said they liked the dark side. I had a designed drawn up awhile ago that seemed perfect for this little guy! The pattern will be called KaBam (release date late March)! So for them it would be a planet exploding from a Death Star. But I also think it looks like a huge star.

Fabrics:
Blue (Background) – Figo Fabrics – Shooting stars in Blue
Red – Gingiber –Blizzard in Berry
Red/Orange – Alison Glass – Cross stitch Tiger
Orange – Robert Kaufman Fabrics – Zest in Cedar
Dark Yellow – Dear Stella – Dash Flow in Amber
Bright Yellow –Dear Stella – Moonscape in Banana

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I wanted to pick an ombre of colors for the star/explosion.

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I used Warm and Plush cotton batting to make it a little more poofy. For the quilting I decided to outline the star/explosion. Then in the dead space I echoed the shape out every 1 3/4 inches. This gave the quilt great texture and a cool design in the dead space.

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For the backing fabric I found this super cute star fabric by P&B Textiles – Winter Lights Star Dot Blue/Navy Fabric

The binding is half of the Dark Yellow and half of the Bright yellow.

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I love how it turned out and can’t wait to meet my nephew and see him snuggling in it!

I hoping to finish writing up this pattern and have it release late March 2020.

Goals for this week!
Last week was the last week I had planned on focusing on finishing my UFQs. Next week I will have small bowel resection surgery to removed damaged portions of my intestines from my Crohn’s disease. So I will be out of commission for several weeks recovering. I’m hoping to finish my last 2 quilts on my Finish Those UFQs list once I have recovered from my surgery, in March.
So this week I need to work on things around the house and work on my tax return!

Feel free to keep posting your progress and your finished UFQs in my Facebook Quilt Along Group: Happy Cloud Creations Quilt Alongs!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

Finish Those UFQs 2020!
Jan. 3rd – Week 10
Jan. 10th – Week 11
Jan. 17th – Week 12
Jan. 24th – Week 13
Jan. 31st – Week 14

Finish Those UFQs 2019!
Nov. 1st – Week 1 – Intro
Nov. 8th – Week 2
Nov. 15th – Week 3
Nov. 22nd – Week 4
Nov. 29th – Week 5
Dec. 6th – Week 6
Dec. 13th – Week 7
Dec. 20th – Week 8
Dec. 27 – Week 9