Make it Modern Project Tour with Riley Blake – Starbreaker Quilt

I’m excited to share my Make It Modern project for Riley Blake Designs! I used Riley Blake’s Confetti Cottons solids with my Starbreaker quilt pattern and I am so happy with how it turned out!

This was my first time using Confetti Cottons and I loved sewing with them. The fabric has a soft and silky feeling while still being thick which is a great combination! I used nine colors for the main prints and they had a nice retro vibe to them. The colors I used were Frosting, Marsala, Canyon Rose, Curry, Moss, Lodge Pole, Avocado, CapeVerde, and Oceanside. I was so excited to cut into these fabrics and start sewing the I accidentally left Frosting out of the picture! I used Light Grey for the background and Mediterranean for the backing and binding.

I released the Starbreaker quilt pattern earlier this year and it’s one of my favorite ones to make. The pattern is fat quarter and quarter yard friendly and the blocks are pretty big so it all comes together fairly quickly.

I quilted it using a simple grid with straight lines spaced 1″ apart from each other. I like to go fast when I quilt which lends to a lot of imperfections in those straight lines, but I’ve learned over the years that the denser the quilting is the less you can see those imperfections!

If you haven’t already used Riley Blake’s Confetti Cotton you should definitely give them a try!

Happy Sewing, Laura

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