Seeing Stars – Wish Upon a Star Blog Hop!

This is “Wish Upon a Star” Blog Hop week, and it is my turn to share with you some “starry” fun!

But first I want to thank Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt for organizing this fun hop. Thank you Carol!

I am excited to share with you my Seeing Red Stars Quilt. It is a Buggy Barn pattern which means fun, fun fun! They have a unique way of cutting where you stack your fabrics, cut, move the top of a few cut piles to the bottom and sew them back together again. The end result looks like this:

I just love all of those scrappy star points:). It is hard to believe they are all made with 12 fat quarters of red and 12 fat quarters of white. CRAZY!

Well, that isn’t exactly true. I also had to make hundreds of secondary stars as well.

I was all “Flying Geesed” out by the end. But it was worth it. Here are a few more SWEET eye candy pictures for you to enjoy:

Isnt quilt candy the best kind of candy? No calories!!❤️❤️


“Seeing Red” is in the book, Crazy or Not by The Buggy Barn.

I am giving away a copy of this book to one lucky reader . All you have to do is leave me a comment letting me know how I shade fabric for applique. (Hint–I blogged about it not too long ago!).

You can get a second entry if you are a follower of my blog. How about a third entry? Follow me on Pinterest or IG. That gives you THREE chances to win. Yea!! Please let me know in your comment if you have one, two, or three chances:)

I will put all of the entries in a bowl and draw a winner one week from today. I will post the winner next Friday.

If you don’t win, or just don’t want to enter this awesome give away, you can get a copy of the book here.

I have so enjoyed sharing a few “starry moments” with you today. I hope you will take a moment or two to go over and see what the other talented bloggers have stitched up for you in their sewing rooms:

May 24

Kathy’s Quilts

It’s A T-Sweet Day!

Freckled Fox Quiltery

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Melva Loves Scraps


Quilting Nonnie

Den syende himmel

All Thingz Sewn


May 25

Creatin’ in the Sticks

For the love of geese

Words & Stitches

Quarter Inch Crafter

Quilt Fabrication

Home Sewn By Us

Kathleen McMusing

Just Let Me Quilt

May 21

Moose Stash Quilting

Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats

Quilt In A Not-Shell

What About Rheema?

Clever Chameleon Quilting

Sunlight in Winter Quilts

Life in the Scrapatch

Sew Many Yarns

Hazel’s Daughter


May 22

Want To Be Quilter

Cynthia’s Creating Ark

Selina Quilts

Ridge Top Quilt

Creative Blonde

Days Filled With Joy

Seams To Be Sew

Lily Patch Quilts



May 23

Marjorie’s Busy Corner

Quilt Doodle Designs

Adventurous Applique and Quilting

Vroomans Quilts

Peanut’s Patchwork

Ms P Designs USA

The Little Mushroom Cap

Stitchin At Home

That Fabric Feeling


118 thoughts on “Seeing Stars – Wish Upon a Star Blog Hop!

  1. I love your quilt for this blog hop.

    You use makeup blush or crayons for fabric shading. I read that article when it came out. I follow your blog and I follow you on Pinterest and IG. That means I get three entries.

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    1. Thank you Kathy! The actual center stars were quite easy. It was the outer stars that took the time. I’m glad that I did it though. I think the end result is just what I was looking for. Thank you again for dropping by today!:)


    1. Hi Lisa! Thank you so much! I’m glad to meet a fellow red and white/cream quilt lover. Red seems to be in almost all of my quilts. I just love the warmth it adds. This particular quilt should be on fire with all of the red!


    1. Hi Dorian!

      Thank you for stopping by my blog today:). I appreciate your kind comment.

      Have a wonderful day!


  2. Hi Tracy,
    Beautiful starry finish for today! I love red – it’s my favorite color and it looks so great in all of its fabulous shades here. I can just feel all the quilty goodness, and I love the stars in your quilting. Perfecto! Hmm, I believe you suggested using blush or crayons for shading, although I’ve never tried the crayon method – it looks easy enough. I think I have three chances – I’m pretty darn sure I follow you on IG! Happy Thursday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. You are wonderful friend Roseanne! I’m glad you like my red starry quilt. The Quilty goodness is in my front entryway welcoming everyone who enters. I just love red too. We are sisters there for sure:). I have you down for three entries for the book!

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  3. Wow, I would be cross eyed by now. Hopefully I’ll be able to read about this method of cutting as I have three entry’s.
    I too use the crayons for shading but not the blush. And I follow your blog and on Instagram.

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  4. Oh my gosh, Tracy, this quilt is definitely a shining star this morning…it’s gorgeous! I love the colors, the design, and the quilting is amazing. Thank you so much for joining in the hop and sharing your star quilt!

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  5. First let me say what a beautiful star quilt! I was wondering where I could find the pattern and now I know I have a chance to get it easily. Let me say it is a win regardless as I know know how to shade for skin blush at least. I just need to raid my blush. I had no idea it would stay on fabric. If only it would stay on my face. I like the idea of crayons, too. I’d have to remember to set the crayon with an iron and not get it on my iron. The red really pops in this quilt. I have a friend who used to have a band and they toured doing USO tours. Her favorite color is red. This would be a perfect quilt for her.

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    1. Hi Susan! It is so nice to meet you! This would be a PERFECT quilt for a USO performer. You could even change a few of the reds for navy blues. I’m glad I gave you some inspiration on shading techniques. Let me know if you give them a try sometime😊❤️


  6. I’ve never done a buggy barn quilt, but this one makes me want to jump in and start on one. Beautiful job!
    I use blush or a scrapbooking chalk for shading. If I’m brave I get out the old tole paints and paint it on. LOL!

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  7. I love your star quilt and those “buggy barn “ patterns. I saw that you’d use blush and even crayons when color adaptions are needed. Nice ideas and a gorgeous quilt, thanks for sharing.

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  8. I had to check out how you shade your fabric, very interesting I will have to try it using crayons I don’t have any blush on hand.

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    1. Hi Mary!

      Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment:). I’m glad to hear that you like Buggy Barn Quilts too! You are right, crayons and blush make excellent shading. I have you in the entry for the book.

      Once again, thank you for your kind comment and for following along. I hope you have a wonderful day!


    1. Hi Nancy!

      Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment:). I’m happy to meet you. It’s always nice to make a new friend❤️❤️. I have you down for 2 entries for the book give away.

      Once again, thank you for your kind comment and for following along. I hope you have a wonderful day!


  9. You use blusher and crayons. Never thought of using crayons, but have used the blusher, pencils and fabric pens. (1st of 3 chances.)

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    1. Hi Janet!

      Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment on my blog. It’s nice to meet you:). I’m always glad to make a new friend❤️❤️. Shading fabric really does add that special touch. Pencils is a good idea too:)


  10. You use blush or crayons to shade. Which is a fabulous idea and a technique I have written down to try as soon as I have the opportunity. I am a new follower and just started following on Pinterest. I also want to say that you did a marvelous job with your Seeing Red Stars quilt. All of the scrappy reds and whites made this quilt magnificent! I would love to make this quilt! Thank you for sharing and the give away and have a great day!

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    1. Hi Brenda!

      Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I am so glad to meet you! I hope the shading techniques will come in handy. I’m glad you like the Seeing Stars Quilt. I hope you win so you can give it a try! I have you down for 3 chances at the pattern. Good Luck!

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  11. That is a wonderful quilt ! You use blush or crayons to shade fabrics, a good idea, I will have to try !
    Enjoy reading your blog !

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  12. That sure sounds like a fun process to make stars or whatever. I always over buy fabrics cuz I’m scared I’ll run out and be in a pickle (lol) so hearing how few FQ you used is amazing. You use makeup and crayons. I love adding color using crayons though I’ve not tried makeup.

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    1. I’m so glad you liked my stars quilt. I’m sorry that I was not more clear in my blog, but it took way more than 24 fat quarters. That amount was just for the center Stars. The rest of the quilt took yardage. The amts are in the book. I hope you win do you can make one too:)


  13. Love the stars and Buggy Barn patterns! Looks spectacular in red and white! You use make up blush or crayons for shading in applique. I follow you by email and on IG. Love your blog.

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  14. Beautiful quilt!! I loved the pattern and the red and white scrappiness. I read your shading post where you use blush or crayons to add a bit of color when needed. I can see where the heat setting would set the crayon so it wouldn’t wash out but is the blush needed to be reapplied after each was or does it stay, too?

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    1. Hi Karen! Great question. I used blush on a doll for my daughter and she played with it for years. I may have touched it up once or twice, but the color stayed. I’m so glad to have met you!! It is good to have quilty friends❤️❤️


  15. Oh yes I have made a Buggy Barn quilt in the past – I was intimidated by the paper template/pattern where you cut up the fabric using the pattern on the fabric but it worked out quite well! Your stars quilt is lovely! Oh and by the way – what documentary was I to start watching? It left my mind – oops and not sure what post you mentioned it 🙂 thanks!

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    1. You are so cute Tierney! I feel like we are twins:). You have made a Buggy Barn quilt as well! Which one? Aren’t they fun? If you want a change from Sci-Fi, try “Fearless “ about Brazilian Pro Bull Riding in the US. It is so good.


  16. Your advice is blush or crayons–I didn’t remember being advised to use blush before…but now that I read it, I think my mom did that when she made me a doll back in the 1970’s. I just started following you on Bloglovin’ and Instagram.

    P.S. Can’t wait to try the Rosemary Muffins!

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    1. Hi Beth! Aren’t Mom’s the smartest and best?:). Thank you for following along❤️. I hope you give the muffins a try, they really are so yummy. If you do, we would all love to hear about your results. We post on Instagram as well #fantasticbakealong. Once again, thank you for stopping by and your kind comment!❤️❤️


  17. Love that red quilt, and all fat quarters? Way cool! You use blush and crayons to shade your lovely blocks, that was an amazing tip that I hope to try once I am done with all these big projects. 😊 I have 2 chances for that book, thanks for offering the giveaway!

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    1. Hi Kathy! I’m so glad you like the red and white in my star quilt. At first I thought it was going to be too much, but in the end I loved it:). As far as fat quarters go— the 24 fat quarters were only for the center stars there was quite a bit more fabric in the secondary Patterns. —you are so welcome for the give away. I have you down for 2 chances!❤️

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