Something awesome happened!! I talked about it on Instagram, but haven’t shared it here on my blog. I am one of seven Michael Miller brand ambassadors. It is so exciting! A big box of fabric was delivered a few weeks ago, and I have been busy trying to decide what designs I will take from idea to written pattern. I think I have narrowed down my list to about five. Fingers crossed I will get to them all written soon.

Full view of the Garden Star 5 quilt that uses Michael Miller fabrics.

As I was fretting about getting something new out. I decided to take a breath and make another version of my Garden Star 5 quilt. Within the box that Micheal Miller sent me, I found a bolt of white fabric along with a blot of black fabric and some precuts. Making it the perfect opportunity to try something new, black as a background fabric. It seems like I always use white on white or white on cream. It has become my go-to background color. What is yours?? I would love to hear what color you use as your background the most.

The Garden Star 5 Quilt is placed over the side of a vintage blue VW bug.

Michael Miller CoCo Fabrics

This rainbow of fun was made with CoCo, one of Micheal Miller’s basic fabric lines. I love basics because they are reliable. They stay around for a long time, meaning you can buy them today and have the opportunity to buy that fabric again when you are actually using it. CoCo has 10 different colors with 5 hue variations making the perfect gradients. It has great texture that is created with dots, another thing I love. It reminds me of a canvas or jean.

Michael Miller fabrics has a basic line called CoCo. This shows a fat quarter bundle.

The Garden Star Series is great for a half yard bundle or even a fat quarter bundle. In fact, I only used 8 fat quarters for the quilt top. And then another 3 fat quarters for binding.

Since the CoCo fat quarter set that I broke open came with 21 fabrics, I have plenty to share. That is right! This is the perfect giveaway opportunity. I will be giving away 9 fat quarters. Keep reading to find out how to enter the giveaway!

The Garden Star 5 quilt features CoCo fabrics by Micheal Miller. The quilt is hanging on the wall.

This quilt was a continued new experience down to the quilting. Three weeks ago, I got a used Bernina Q20. This is the first quilt I quilted on the machine. I also just bought a set of chalk and stencil templates, for quilting, which used on two corners of the quilt. I picked the succulent template and then I used a quilting ruler for the first time to create the clam shells.

The Garden Star 5 quilt is folded in quarters and placed on the roof rack of a vintage VW bug.

Fat Quarter Giveaway

Giveaway Closed – lauriequilts2 you are the winner!! I will email you tomorrow requesting your mailing address. Ok. Let’s talk giveaway!! I will be giving away 9 fat quarters. To enter into the giveaway, in the comments below, tell me what your favorite quilty outing is. I love going to quilt shows, sew days, guild meetings, and even taking classes. Basically, anything quilty. My goal is to announce the winner on St Patrick’s day, 3/17/23. GOOD LUCK!!

Thanks for stoping by. I hope you have a wonderful day and get to spend some time quilting!