September 27, 2019

Night Sky in Catch and Release fabrics

It's the last day of the Catch and Release project party and I'm so excited to share my Night Sky quilt made in Mister Domestic's fabrics!
Night Sky quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
When Mathew, aka Mister Domestic, put out a call asking for makers to join his Catch and Release project party and make something with these fun fabrics, I knew right away I wanted to re-make Night Sky. The original is made with only two fabrics, and I love the simplicity of it, but I always knew I'd want to make it again with each star made in a different fabric. Well, this new version of Night Sky is made with 14 fabrics and looks so completely different from the original!
Night Sky quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
I had to get a picture on these steps, just like the picture on the pattern cover 😊
Night Sky quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
These Art Gallery fabrics are so wonderfully soft to work with and they hardly fray at all, which is nice because I realized after I basted the quilt that I hadn't thought to check for stray dark threads under the white fabrics. Hopefully the lack of fraying means there aren't any lurking under there.

Along with the Catch and Release fabrics, I used Art Gallery's Pure solids - Tranquil Waters for the background and the inner triangles are Pistachio Creme and Sweet Mint. It was Mathew's suggestion to use different colours for those inner triangles and it really changes the whole look of the quilt 😊

Now, can we just talk about these adorable fabrics? This Catch and Release line is so much fun! There are ladybugs, fish and flowers, a text print full of great sayings and more. It's really hard to choose a favourite print! Do you have a favourite?
Catch and Release fabrics | DevotedQuilter.com
I cut all the pieces for the quilt top and started piecing, only to realize that some of the prints are directional and I hadn't even considered that when I cut them out. Oops! I was making four-at-a-time flying geese and I really tried to arrange everything so those directional prints would be going the same way, but I just couldn't keep it all straight in my head. In the end, I decided that fish can swim horizontally and vertically if they want and I'm okay with that, lol. We won't talk about the flowers that are growing sideways...
Night Sky quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
Night Sky quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
There was never any question how I'd quilt this one. Those flight paths on the ladybug print seemed to be practically screaming "quilt me" so I did 😊 Of course, whatever ladybug flew this loopy meander all over the quilt must have been very dizzy indeed by the end of it!

I did have some trouble deciding what colour thread to quilt with, though. I wanted to match the background, but it seems Aurifil doesn't have a thread that matches Tranquil Waters. There are a couple that are close, but not quite right. So, I tried unwinding some 2600 and 5006 on the fabrics to see what I liked and the 5006 looked best to me, probably because some of the prints contain a similar shade of teal.

The lighting in the picture doesn't show the fabrics well, but it makes the texture from the quilting show up beautifully. Makes you want to pet it, doesn't it?
Night Sky quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
I used the dark blue fish fabric for the binding and I love the little fish that ended up swimming here and there along the edge.
Night Sky quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
It seemed only right, with a quilt full of fish fabrics, to take it to the beach for pictures.
Night Sky quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
Night Sky quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
The rocks at this beach are fascinating, with folds and ripples everywhere. It amazes me to think these rocks were once layered flat and horizontal and now they're tipped up and wavy. There are also a few of these neat little scooped out hollows (in the shadow to the left of the quilt). They're like the beginnnings of teeny little caves.
Night Sky quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
Thanks for visiting! If you like my Night Sky pattern, click here to buy it. It's written for only two fabrics, but a fat quarter is sufficient for each of the stars, so it's not hard to mix it up with lots of fabrics 😊 And if you'd like to get a fun monthly email from me, sign up for my newsletter, The Bulletin. You'll also get my Wind Farm pattern, which is only available to subscribers.

Now, let's celebrate the project party with a giveaway! I've cut charm squares from my leftovers of the Catch and Release fabrics to share with a lucky winner anywhere in the world. There are two charms of each of the fabrics I used, for a total of 22 charm squares. To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me which quilt pattern you've made most often. For more entries, follow me on Instagram and Facebook, leaving a separate comment for each. For a fourth possible entry, sign up for The Bulletin and leave another comment telling me you're a subscriber.

The giveaway will remain open until the morning of October 4th, when I'll randomly choose a winner and contact them by email (so make sure I have a way to reach you if you win!).

The Catch and Release project party has been a lot of fun, with an amazing variety of projects, including an umbrella! How have I never known it was possible to make your own umbrella? If you want to see all the projects, check out #agfcatchandrelease. There's enough inspiration there to keep you sewing for a long, long time 😊

Thank you, Mathew, for letting me play with your beautiful fabrics!

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Night Sky quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
Linking up with TGIFF, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop, Beauties Pageant

59 comments:

  1. You picked a perfect pattern for the Catch & Release fabric! I love the fish prints! I probably make a standard half square triangle most often. Simple and effective!

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  2. Oh this is just all kinds of wonderful with such an array of fabrics, and yes, it does look completely different that the original (I checked out the link). I love love the on location shots, but then you know that! The pattern I've made the most is my Blue Skies & Sunny Days pattern, three times now.

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  3. My most used quilt pattern is called “Tracery” with in AGF designers Sharon Holland’s Book “Utilty Style-Quilts for Everyday Living “ . I luv the Baptist Fan motif on this particular layout as it’s square quilt blocks.Leanne, it’s okay indeed if the fish swim every which way! I love the binding and how that fish placed itself. You probably couldn’t duplicate that. I’m sure the lady bugs are quite dizzy by now too:) My favorites in Mathew’s collection is the Lake Rules and the Scenery. Actually all and any blue, teal. Luv your thread choic in teal.

    schimmel (dot)db(at)gmail (dot)com

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  4. Leanne I’m now following you on Instagram!!

    schimmel(dot)db(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Leanne, I’m now a newsletter subscriber. Thank you for the Wind Farm pattern.

    schimmel(dot(db)at(gmail)dot (com)

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  6. Beautiful quilt! I love the beach glamour pics. ��
    I’ve never made a quilt twice so can’t answer your question. �� I love doing something new.

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  7. What a wonderful quilt! The beach is perfect for the pictures! I've made "The Road Trip" quilt by Cluck Cluck Sew at least 56 times. Yep! I used it for all my charity quilts last year.

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  8. Of course I follow you everywhere too! Instagram, Facebook, and your newsletter!

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  9. I don't know what to call it. It is a method more than a pattern. You cut increasing length strips , sew them together, continue adding decreasing length strips, slice across, realign the strips and sew them together. It gives a 45" square baby quilt which I have given for baby gifts many time. Nancy A: SewingGranda@gmail.com

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  10. What an awesome quilt with the coolest fabric bundle! It's looks like the sewing had you by hook, line and sinker! :) I've never made a quilt pattern twice since there are so many I want to make, but I have made lots of half log cabin blocks out of scraps! duchick at gmail dot com

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  11. I follow you on Instagram as _duchick_
    duchick at gmail dot com

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  12. I make a lot of quilts. Just donated 14 last week to local Women's Shelter. I guess I make Granny Square blocks the most but I mix it up.

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  13. The quilt is wonderful and yes I am a Facebook Follower. Jmikebalou(at) aol (dot) com

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  14. Your pattern works great with this fabric, which I've been admiring ever since it came out. Those fish make me smile! The quilt pattern I've made most often - hmm. That's a difficult one for me, since I don't often make repeats. I'd say it would have to be something with HSTs.

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  15. I don’t often repeat patterns but I do love star patterns

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  16. I love your quilt and the Catch & Release fabrics. Postage stamp quilts (4 so far) would be the most made for me and strippie quilts for charity giving.

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  17. I follow you on IG and Bloglovin.

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  18. I don't think I have made exactly the same pattern on two or more quilts, unless you count simple patchwork quilts.

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  19. Beautiful quilt! I follow you on Instagram.

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  20. I signed up for your Bulletin.

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  21. I love your quilt!! :) I don't re-make patterns often, except for my own Jelly Roll Patch pattern! I made HEAPS of those! :)

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  22. I would have commented regardless of the giveaway! I love this pattern and this quilt. As a person who prefers scrappy quilts to all others this one totally appeals to me. Lovely!

    But since you are having a giveaway, I did describe to your Bulletin. 😄

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  23. Your loopy meandering looks awesome on this beautiful quilt Leeanne

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  24. Oh my, I know I have made log cabins over, but most of mine are one time quilts it seems. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF. Great quilt and do love these fabrics. I'll have to watch for his announcements, see if I can play with AGF sometime - I love their fabrics too and his designs are so awesome.

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  25. First off, I LOVE this quilt! (No disrespect, but I like it better than the original...!)
    I've made a few "Plus" quilts and a few "Have Faith" quilts by designer Jamie Elfert.

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  26. I follow you on IG! And I signed up to get your Bulletin a while back....

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  27. Love your project! Congrats and enjoy your finish xo Melanie

    PS: The only pattern I think I have made double is the Rubber Ducky and my Grete wallet. I am still thinking hard, but... ohh, well, I have a second Meadowland in the works...

    www.mellmeyer.de

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  28. I love your quilt! and the fishes in th binding are really great!
    I probably made more HST projects than anything else

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  29. I haven't made very many quilts, but the most would be the log cabin.

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  30. I wouldn't have thought to use different colors for the inner triangles, either, but it makes my eye move around the quilt more. Great job!

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  31. My most common... picnic on point :). So easy and a great gift quilt

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  33. I haven't made any quilt pattern more than once, too many new ones to try! I love this version of your quilt!

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  34. I'm a subscriber to the bulletin!

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  35. I seem to always make Pinwheel blocks! lol

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  36. I just started following you on FB.

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  37. A log cabin seems to pop up most often.

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  38. I am a new follower of yours on FB!
    duchick at gmail dot com

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  39. I think I've made a log cabin--or some variation--most often.

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  40. I follow you on Instagram, where I am @wordygirl11.

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  41. Love this quilt, it's really perfect in these fabrics. I think I've made my CityScape pattern the most of any pattern I've ever used.

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  42. I love this version and fish can swim any way they want. I tend to make a pattern once and move on to another.

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  43. I've made 3 of the same baby quilt from Fat Quarter Baby. Thank you,

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  44. Great quilt - love those fabrics! I've made monkey wrench and jewel box quilts most often...mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  45. Pretty! I've used half square triangles the most, in many different patterns.

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  46. I follow on Instagram! @pakafn

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  47. I'm a new subscriber to the Bulletin. pakafnatgmail

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