Mosaic Star Quilt: the Two- Tone version

I'm finally sharing about my original Mosaic Star quilt that I made back in the summertime! In case you missed it, the Mosaic Star quilt pattern is now available! You can find all of the details and read about the Cover quilt here

But the quilt that I'm sharing about today was my original iteration of this design. Ya'll know I love me some two-tone quilts, but my last several two tone quilts have been white and charcoal. Well, I wanted to mix it up and get a little wild (hah!) and use a beige color with my ever-favorite AGF Magnetism. The combination might be my new favorite, if we're being honest. I'm a big fan!

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We have quilt kits for this exact quilt available in our shop!

If you read the Cover Quilt Blog post, you know that it was my goal to use as many different kinds of triangles in this quilt as possible! It was a fun challenge which created a quilt that is a really great skill-builder! When I was constructing the quilt, I arranged all of the shapes in a cryptic way to share with everyone that something new was in the works! You would never guess that these pieces turn into the Mosaic Star quilt blocks, but it was a fun little teaser before the full reveal. :)

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One thing that I love about two-color quilts, especially two-color quilts that have a darker background fabric...is that you can really focus on the overall design. This quilt has SUCH a different look than the Cover Mosaic Star quilt! It's toned down a little more, which creates a super calming and mellow effect. With a multi-color quilt, I find that my eyes usually move around throughout the quilt to pick up on all of the different fabrics and colors. With this quilt, my eyes tend to rest on the entire design as a whole. The "old-world tile" vibe really starts to come through when that happens!

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It's interesting, whenever I photograph this quilt, or any quilt with AGF Matnetism in it, the colors can always read differently! I've heard some people say that this fabric looks navy....others say it looks purple. In person, it's a true, warm charcoal grey. It's my favorite dark grey to work with!

Like the Cover quilt, I also quilted this one myself on my Janome 6700p. Let me tell you, I LOVE quilting on that machine! There is so much space to the right of the needle, the walking foot is a dream, it's just all around a great experience! For the quilting design I did alternating groups of 3 and 5 lines that are spaced about 2" apart. The lines within the groups are about 1/2" apart. This is described in the Bonus Quilting Ideas section of the pattern, which is new for Lo & Behold Patterns! Let me know if the new section is helpful and if you'd like to see more of it moving forward. 

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This quilt officially belongs in our living room. I love love love darker, more "moody" quilts and this one perfectly fits the bill. 

For the backing, I used one of Art Gallery Fabrics' NEW extra wide back. It's 108" wide, which means there's no need to piece a seam. YAY! I went with a neutral black and white and I think it's the perfect fit. We also have these backings available for purchase as well!

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For the binding, I used AGF Magnetism to match the Background. Then I used a charcoal grey Aurifil thread (#2630) for the top of the quilt to also match the Background. Since the majority of the quilt backing is white, I decided to use an off-white Aurifil thread (#2026) for the bobbin.

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This quilt is a nice change of pace and I hope you love it as much as I do!

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