Super Nova pattern by Kathy Doughty, found in her book Adding Layers: Color, Design & Imagination
Made in 2016 for Kiera Barney
Fabrics: Florals & Fruit by Martha Negley, Ta Dots by Michael Miller (white dots on turquoise), Tropical by Philip Jacobs for Rowan (blue and green flower print in the upper left hand large star), Brocade Peony by Philip Jacobs for Rowan(white and red peonies), MN01 by Martha Negley for Rowan and Westminster (purple eggplant fabric design), Remix by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman (charcoal background) and Floral Burst by Philip Jacobs for Rowan.
I bought the charcoal background fabric on a trip to Paradise, California during January 2016. I thought it would make a nice background, so I bought enough to use as a background. During that same trip, I was working on a review for the book that included the pattern for this quilt. When I returned, I wanted (needed?) to make a quick quilt to feel like I had accomplished something. I started this quilt, because the pattern appealed to me and I thought I would be able to sew it quickly. I combined the charcoal fabric with some of my best Philip Jacobs and Martha Negley fabrics. I also used one of my favorite dot fabrics. Despite fantastic fabric choices this quilt did not go together easily and took longer than I thought. I had to rework some of the directions because of the amount of background fabric I had was a quarter yard short of the requirement. Since the directions had the maker cutting extra pieces to make the cutting easier, I knew I would be able to cut some pieces a little differently and have enough background. The project didn’t take forever and I was glad to work on it for longer, because it began to make me think of my niece.