We were aloud to add a Michael miller solid fabric to what we were making so I choose to use the black from his collection. I went back to basics and started designing a few layouts in a normal grid book. Then later that night as I was trying to go to sleep an idea popped into my head and I knew instantly that was going to be my design.
I started by cutting a background square of 1m by 1m and I used my herra marker to draw crosshatch lines 1 and 1/2 inches apart on my background fabric and then basted my quilt sandwich as per normal.
Once my quilt was basted I used 2 different tones of a gold embroidery thread and I quilted the crosshatch lines using a star decorative stitch that I have on my machine.
After it was all quilted I used the Michael miller glitz fabric collection and cut out a shooting star which I used a raw edge applique technique to attach to the quilted background fabric. I also cut some extra stars out of the glitz fabric and placed around the shooting star.
I added in some extra stars for a bit more bling by using some star buttons that I had and painted them with a gold textured nail polish and a top coat.
I added some gold thread hand embroidery to the star and finished it off with a 2 tone flanged binding using the star stitch in gold embroidery thread. I love how the finished product turned out and I really enjoy making these challenge quilts because it pushes me to think outside the box and create something unique.