Dawnstar in QUILTMAKER (July/August 2016)

Quiltmaker July/August 2016

Happy Monday, Friends!  I hope you had a good weekend.  We are certainly enjoying the sun at our end, as long as it doesn’t get any warmer! HA!

You know how much I love the sawtooth star block.  You can click previous posts here, and here for the different ways I have thought of using sawtooth star blocks in quilts.  I think a follow-up post on further uses of sawtooth star blocks is in order… soon!  For today, I am happy to share about my Dawnstar quilt that is featured in the July/August 2016 issue of Quiltmaker.

High Res_Quiltmaker_49.5 x 59.5

As you can see, this quilt uses a variation of the sawtooth star block, as well as a variation of the traditional snowball block! :)


This was a really fun quilt to make, and quilting it was even more fun!  I quilted allover roundabout feather wreaths on the quilt.  As always, the quilt is quilted with Aurifil Mako 50 cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.  I have never ever had that combination go wrong on me! Click here if you want to find out how I quilt my roundabout feather wreaths.




Dawnstar also traveled to Salt Lake City earlier this year for Quilt Spring Market.  I would love to have been a “quilt on the wall” to eavesdrop on all the quilty conversations taking place.


You might find the fabrics I used to make Dawnstar looking familiar – and you would be correct.  These are the same Blush & Blooms fabrics (by Windham Fabrics) I have been using to make my Aurifil Designer of the Month blocks.  You can see the blocks I have made to-date here.  These fabrics are current, and truly beautiful.  You may also purchase a kit to make Dawnstar for a limited time here.


It is going to be a happening week at Ivory Spring.  Come back on Wednesday, when I have another Sawtooth Star free to use pattern to share with you.  And on Thursday, we will have our last installment on constructing Thread Journey quilt top (the installment to date here).  Friday is going to be my turn to share the Aurifil Designer of the Month block on Auribuzz!  And Saturday will bring the 2nd installment of Harmony Summer Mystery Sew Along (1st installment is here)!  But for now, I hope you have a most lovely Monday! Hugs, and God bless you all.


My 2016 Line-up

Note:  You may click here for the exhaustive list of my published work.

Editorial Features:

American Patchwork & Quilting 2016 Calendar: In Your Corner

Australian Quilters Companion: Little House on the Hill

Fons and Porter Love of Quilting (March/April 2016): Constellation of Stars

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2016): Estelle

Fons and Porter Scrap Quilts (Summer 2016): Pinwheel Parade

McCall’s Quick Quilts (December 2015/January 2016): Rows of Roses

McCall’s Quick Quilts (February/March 2016): Early Birds

McCall’s Quilting (January/February 2016): Sherbet Stars

Quiltmaker (May/June 2016): Lavender Love

Quiltmaker (July/August 2016): Dawnstar

Quilters Newsletter (April/May 2016): Tartan Links

Quilts and More (Summer 2016): Tutu Cute


Free-to-use Designs:

January: Heads Up Crib Quilt & Playmat (Quilting Treasures)

January: Big Love using Go Big or Go Home (Windham Fabrics)

January: Star Dust using Brittany (Benartex)

January: Wish You Were Here (Hoffman Fabrics)

January: Farfalle using Whisper (Windham Fabrics)

January: Tulips Quilt using Flower Pedals (Windham Fabrics)


3 thoughts on “Dawnstar in QUILTMAKER (July/August 2016)

  1. Very pretty detailed quilt. That’s an interesting way to display many quilts. Do they let people touch them and inspect them closer?

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