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Opinions Needed

I've been working on a pattern I call "Starry, Starry Night". I've changed it more times than I can remember. DH is sick of giving his opinion since I keep changing it anyway. I'm just not sure it's done. Tell me what you think. Don't be shy and don't worry about hurting my feelings.

 This is the EQ6 design using fabrics from Connecting Threads' "Twilight Frost" line:


Nana said:


I love the design and I love that line of fabric.  I have looked at it several times.  But for some reason I find the white to be a little over powering...its the first thing my eye goes to and I have trouble moving on....It is probably just me.

# November 13, 2009 8:44 PM

Thea said:

I love the design - only comment I would make is that the little friendship star you are puttin in the middle - you might have it tilt to the right on the left side and to the left on the right side - or vice versa - only reason i say this is you have tilted the stars going around the block.

Then the big stars you have tilting away from each other on the 1st row

to the left on row 2 - those are good - I would change then next 2 rows to coincide with that...

tilt them to the right on row 3 and away from each other on the last row.

Whichever way you tilt the little stars in the center - do that with the big stars on the bottom and top rows.

Frienship star is one of my favorite of the star patterns... awesome job!  I know i am going to see your name soon on a pattern in a magazine.

# November 13, 2009 8:45 PM

Kris said:

Thea, thanks. I know I needed fresh eyes on this one.

# November 13, 2009 8:55 PM

Thea said:

Kris - i just noticed something - did you mean to have all the stars tipping the same direction from the top left to the bottom right - I do like that - doesn't work with tilting the center stars different directions...

I think if you like it that way then tip the stars going the other direction in the opposite direction to offset them...

You probably tried all these things i am saying

I think my eyes are crossing as I see what you were doing!  

# November 13, 2009 8:56 PM

Kris said:

Thanks Nana. That "white" is actually a very light lavender colour. It is pretty stark. I'll try to tone it down.

# November 13, 2009 8:58 PM

Patti said:


to me it looks perfect.  Very nice.

# November 13, 2009 9:14 PM

Judy Iliff said:

Kris, I like the the different tilt of the stars. I think it will be too regimental if they all go the same way. I thought maybe a couple more of the big stars should lean to the right, but I've decided, now, not. I really do like this one!

# November 13, 2009 9:36 PM

Leslie said:

I also think it looks great Kris, But my girls tell me i have no taste. LOL but i still think its very pretty.


# November 14, 2009 5:11 AM

Kris said:

I think initially I was trying to make it look like the stars were swirling. Not sure now. I will make a note of all comments when I look at the design again.

# November 16, 2009 2:36 AM

Joyce Brenden said:


I think your starry night quilt is absolutely perfect.  Don't overthink it!  I know how you feel though, because I do exactly the same thing.  Sometimes we just have to let our instinct guide us and let go.

# November 18, 2009 1:43 AM

Nancy said:

Hi Kris,

I like the design.  I saw the small stars turned one way on one diagonal and reversed on the other diagonal.  I think because there are so many of them, it works well.  

Since there are less large stars, it would be less distracting to have all of them oriented the same way on the quilt.  

My eyes also seem to stay on the light lavendar (white-looking fabric)  and toning it down as you said may help.

I think this would be a fun quilt to make for Quilts of Valor.


# November 19, 2009 8:46 AM

Stephanie said:

Kris, I think the design is great. Is the white appearing fabric Snowdrift or Orbit? I checked them out on the CT website and They have much more color than is appearing here. It'll be beautiful. The fabrics are so much prettier in real life than the computer can show, can't wait to see it.  

# November 19, 2009 10:01 AM

gini said:

kris,  i like the pattern.   i also like the stars pointing different directions it keeps my eyes moving around the  quilt more.  i think if the stars were all pointing the same way, the white would be more distacting.  the white is  little distracting if your focus is the stars,  but i think they are a nice design element in the overall quilt.   what do you like?      gini

# November 19, 2009 11:51 AM

gini said:

kris,  i went back and looked  at it again,  i like the white.  maybe you could do more quilting in the white areas to reduce the effect.  gini

# November 19, 2009 11:54 AM

Linda said:

I Love It   am very impressed!  I not sure I am in the same class as the rest of you!  Don't know what EQ is or what you do with it.  I do very simple hand quilting and I think like everyone else have several UFO's.  Any way I Love It.  you are very talented.

# November 19, 2009 2:18 PM

Kris said:

Stephanie, it's orbit. Sorry for the late response.

# November 29, 2009 5:29 AM

Bonnie said:

I think you did a beautiful job!!!  I love the blues.  Step "outside the box" and relax.

# December 18, 2009 12:33 AM

jean said:

i really like your quilt design just the way it is.  My only wish is that your talent could rub onto me. When i do a quilt i do it exactly the way it is suppose to be. I do have a program that lets me play with designs and after seeing some of the quilts here, i might just get into designing myself.  

# December 29, 2009 4:49 PM

Angele said:

I really like your pattern.  I agree that if your stars tilt to the right in row 1 they should tilt to the left in row 2.  I think this gives your stars motion.  For the smaller ones I like the fact that they point to the corner of each of the blocs.  That gives a totally different movement, like twinkling stars.  Love the blues.


# April 14, 2011 7:51 PM

car said:

it makes a wonderful "quilt of valor",  It appers as if it were 3-D.  I love the design.  Do you mind if I use it for a "quilt of valor" for a soldier.

# April 25, 2011 8:24 PM

Kris said:

That would be wonderful Car. Go ahead and use it. I would appreciate it if you gave me credit for the design.

# April 25, 2011 8:30 PM

merryquilter2 said:

I am no professional but I personally like the quilt as is.  The great thing about quilting is it is yours and doesn't have to conform to anyone else's opinion unless of course you plan to enter in an exhibit. I love it and wish you all the luck in the world with it.  I can assure you that whoever receives it will love it no matter what!

# May 13, 2011 10:38 PM