Piecing a Blue Streak


About this Quilt

quilt-piecing-a-blue-streak-flatWhen Mary Fons gets together with her mom, Marianne Fons, they get to talking a blue streak—and piecing a blue streak, too! Mary’s quilt, called Piecing a Blue Streak, is a scrap lover’s delight. Mary and Marianne get together to teach this quilt on the 3100 series of “Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting,” so if you like the quilt, check it out!

The star blocks are a basic Variable Star quilt block—a center square framed by Flying Geese, which make the star points. Those blocks come together quickly, and when they’re all made from different fabrics, it has a dazzling effect! Because it’s a Mary Fons quilt, there are some sassy rogue blocks in there, where Mary switched out the fabric on some star points (creating a pinwheel effect), or used a non-matching background.

The quilt blocks are framed in a column-style setting, which isn’t something you see too often. Which really makes no sense, because column quilts are so much fun to make! There are tricks to aligning your blocks, but with a quilt as playful as this, there’s no need to get hung up on perfection. Even the background blues are different! Same value, different fabrics—so much fun!

Marianne Fons and Mary Fons with Piecing a Blue Streak on the set of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting

Marianne Fons and Mary Fons with Piecing a Blue Streak on the set of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting

Pattern Details

Quilt Designed by: Mary Fons
Quilted by: Luann Downs
Skill Level: Intermediate
Finished Size: 57″ x 68”
Finished Blocks: 30 (8”) Blocks

Get the Piecing a Blue Streak pattern and More from Love of Quilting July/August 2018