The Star Adventure Pattern includes two main design journeys - the Adventurous Assembly and the Alternating Assembly. Today's sample - Black + White - shows the Alternating Assembly.
The Alternating Assembly journey plays with high contrast, choosing material cuts based on the ability to group them into Dark and Light fabrics. Once they are separated into Dark and Light, there are some specific guidelines to follow to create the alternating look that is bold and fun!
Within the Alternating Assembly journey, you can see choose between F8, FQ, 1/4 yard or yardage. For our sample we decided to use yardage for both the Dark and Light fabrics so it was a bold consistent look. Pretty immediately I decided on the classic black and white. Here are a few other mock up options that I messed around with.
I really do want to make this last one though - it is Bella solids - Electric Lemon, Pale Pink and Lt Blue for the sashing.
We decided to go with the Black and White and to make the stars look more floaty, we used Black for the sashing instead of White. You can see both mock ups below.
We used Kona Cotton in Black and White because it was what we had on hand. Plus, I do love Kona Cottons.
When making this Alternating Star Adventure from yardage, you can chain-piece and batch process the entire quilt. This has 25 blocks in it and we sewed all of our HSTs first before assembling any blocks. It made for a very efficient, quick make.
This quilt came together so beautifully. I love the intense contrast in the black and white moving across the top.
Emily of So Sunny Quilts worked her magic here too. I saw a new pantograph in her shop called Curvature and knew this would be such a fun one to use for this Black + White quilt. We chose grey thread so it wouldn't pop out too much between the black and white. It adds such a cool texture.
I couldn't decide on what to bind this quilt in, I auditioned probably 8 different ideas. But settled on a fun punchy pink - Honeysuckle by Kona Cotton.
We backed this quilt in Speckled Black in wide back. I love using wide backing when it works out. I love not having to piece a seam. And it's fun to see the pink binding contrast on the backing too.