Suncatcher Stars Quilt, design by Lou Orth

I made a quilt block!

And not just any block. It's a gorgeous design by my sweet and super talented quilty friend, Lou Orth.

But let me tell you all about it, eh...? Are you ready, my friend?

Suncatcher Stars Quilt, made by Laura of Sweet Cinnamon Roses and design by Lou Orth

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Let's start at the beginning. Shall we...?

I really, really wanted to make a quilt. I knew that. And as I haven't made a quilt in like forever, it had to be straight forward as well. You have to know - I can literally make any bag or pouch but I really struggle reading quilt patterns. Somehow the math behind it is just too much for me to wrap my head around. 

So it had to be pretty, fairly easy and preferably come together quickly. No easy brief. 

However, I did remember that Lou just published a brand new quilt pattern and of course it was gorgeous. After checking out all the details - I was totally sold. The Suncatcher Stars block works for scraps, looks great for prints as well as solids but most important - it looked like an easy enough little block. I was sold!

Suncatcher Stars Quilt, made by Laura of Sweet Cinnamon Roses and design by Lou OrthSuncatcher Stars Quilt, made by Laura of Sweet Cinnamon Roses and design by Lou Orth

And here my fabric pull.

Scrappy Heather Ross pinks for the main stars, scrappy Heather Ross greens for the secondary stars and for the echo I chose Kona peony. Oh my and then I held my breath - I only hoped it would work with the design and wouldn't be too distracting. But you know what, I am in loooove with it. Over the moon delighted! 

Suncatcher Stars Quilt, made by Laura of Sweet Cinnamon Roses and design by Lou Orth

Cutting the fabric was quickly done. No tricky sizes needed and within half an hour I had cut enough to actually make even two blocks...

But let's talk about block assembly. Like I've said earlier - I really needed it to be an easy make. And dang. It really was!! The block came together super quick and best of all (something I had totally forgotten) - all corners and tips magically fit without me having to re-do one single seam! So no chopped off flying geese or mismatched seam lines. Literally the perfect block to make (for lazy people).

You can tell. I am in love!

Suncatcher Stars Quilt, made by Laura of Sweet Cinnamon Roses and design by Lou OrthSuncatcher Stars Quilt, made by Laura of Sweet Cinnamon Roses and design by Lou OrthSuncatcher Stars Quilt, made by Laura of Sweet Cinnamon Roses and design by Lou OrthSuncatcher Stars Quilt, made by Laura of Sweet Cinnamon Roses and design by Lou OrthSuncatcher Stars Quilt, made by Laura of Sweet Cinnamon Roses and design by Lou OrthSuncatcher Stars Quilt, made by Laura of Sweet Cinnamon Roses and design by Lou OrthSuncatcher Stars Quilt, made by Laura of Sweet Cinnamon Roses and design by Lou Orth

I am planning to turn this into a little girls baby quilt. One that is long overdue. But I think this will be perfect. The blocks finish at 16" - so I won't even need to make too many blocks... Win win. I love a quick yet gorgeous little make.

Have a look over here for the finished quilt top. Trust me - it turned out so, so good!

Happy Quilting and please Stay Safe.

Laura x

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