Fractured Star is more of a “beginner” Judy Niemeyer pattern and is a great introduction to the Quiltworx paper piecing patterns and techniques, if you are interested in the delving into the wonderful world of Judy Niemeyer! The pattern was introduced in 2017, offering minimal cutting requirements with the use of 2.5″ strips, no pesky “Y” seams (if you can follow the directions), and the entire quilt can be taught over the the course of day!
Judy Niemeyer patterns are taught by Certified Quiltworx instructors that are trained to her pattern formats and designs. They make going through the instructions a breeze, which if you’ve never encountered a Quiltworx pattern before, might be difficult on your first time out. I highly recommend taking a class from an instructor – it is so well worth it. And I highly recommend giving a Judy Niemeyer Quiltworx pattern a try! (You might get hooked, they’re pretty amazing!)
Certified teachers travel and teach classes all around! If you’re looking for a Certified Quiltworx Instructor and shop here in the Texas Hill Country, check out Holly Dee Quilts in Luling, Texas! They keep a collection of great patterns in stock and you can usually find Denise Green there available to help you with any questions that you may have. Among her many quilting talents, she is also a Certified Instructor!
My Fractured Star Quilt:
I LOVE color. And I had just found this great Harmony Color Collection jelly roll by Quilting Treasure’s Fabrics that I couldn’t wait to use. So, I decided that I wanted to make a “color wheel” of sorts with my Fractured Star pattern and I began laying out my basic color design with the strips I had available in the jelly roll.
I did encounter a few minor hiccups along the journey:
This quilt was really a lot of fun to work on! After I made mine, I taught my Mom how to make her own, which also turned out amazing! Honestly, I have seen quite a few of these quilts completed now and they are all just fantastic! It’s really a great quilt!!
March 9, 2018