Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Starr Fire Kit

I love using hand dyed fabrics in my quilts. For our STARR FIRE kit we worked together with Kathleen and Shelley (who just got married on May 30th) of Starr Design Fabrics to create a package that includes not only the pattern and fabrics, but the threads to use to piece and quilt with. So many have asked me what threads go best with different projects. This kit is an example of how we should be as selective in our thread choices as with any other part of coordinating our projects.

Designed by Heather Purcell (Mother Superior) and Annie Unrein.
This 68" x 88" quilt is specially designed to use Starr Design Fabrics' Starr Fire fabric pack, a group of twenty fat quarters in rich, vibrant colors.
By using the fabrics in the order in which they are stacked in the fabric pack, you will get a beautiful effect of graduated color. Use coordinating fabric yardage for the centers of the blocks, the sashing, outer borders, and binding.
Blocks are made by strip-piecing fabrics and then cutting wedge-shaped pieces from the strip sets. A special plastic template is included in the pattern to make this quick and easy.
kit includes:

  • 20 hand-dyed fat quarters in vibrant, graduated colors

  • 2-3/4 yards coordinating fabric for block centers, sashing, outer border, and binding.

  • Starr Fire quilt pattern, special plastic template for cutting wedges.

  • MasterPiece thread. 600 yds. x two spools. Mother Superior's recommended colors for piecing.

  • King Tut 500 yds. x 2 spools. Mother Superior's recommended colors for quilting.
You will need also to add the following items: 5-1/2 yards of fabric for the back of the quilt and 75" x 94" of batting.
This entire Starr Fire kit is available on our web site HERE
On Sale for only $149.95. (Total value = $201.95. Save $52.00.)

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