The quilt design above is one of the 61 designs included in the Electric Quilt 7 package,
by Judy Martin.
All of the 61 designs are ready to go … you can print out fabric requirements and cutting instructions and you are on or way.
But … I have only once made a quilt exactly as instructed, and even then I had to work my way around the cutting instructions which included a mistake.
(I just rotated a few blocks, just to see if I could!)
I can open up the Star Power project file in Electric Quilt 7 and change the size of the blocks, the number of blocks, play with the colours, add sashing and borders … in this case I don’t think I can improve on Judy Martin’s designs, but I can change it to see what happens.
I have added a narrow border … but the design is still very recognizable as Judy Martin’s work.
Change of colours … but not design.
Makes a difference though!
Removed a few stars around the outside.
Went shopping in the Electric Quilt fabric library for more fabric to replace the shading around the edge … returning to the original style of colouring.
Added a bit of bright yellow to some stars … and made the background a different colour.
(Need to lighten up some of the fabrics in the stars … not just the yellow!)
If you have Electric Quilt, or have it on your wish list, and would like to play with Star Power yourself, leave a comment on this post before the next virtual quilt arrives and I just might send you a copy.