Shattered Star And A Touch Of Halloween

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You are probably aware of my love for the night sky.  The life cycle of a star is a particular interest of mine.  The initial idea of this star came from visiting the Esmark Glacier near Svalbard up close, and seeing the sharp edges on the ice shards floating away from the glacier.  My mind (some might call it overimaginative at this point!) could not help but think of a supernova.  So came the idea of Shattered Star.

I have a few cuts of Stonehenge fabrics by Northcott because they remind me of stars and nebulae. Of course, I used them for this block.




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Colourways I played with before deciding upon the current version.






I want to make another wall hanging similar to Rainbow Star ( patterns available in my Shop ), following the same theme of the life cycle of a star.  The fuchsia colour is a placeholder for the fabric with myriad shades of pink, green, blue, purple from the Shattered Star stitched block.






The month of October means my favourite holiday and seasons are on their way.  I couldn’t help but think of another one in Halloween colours.  I have just the fabrics for it too. 






Speaking of Halloween, I love the magical/fairy tale aspect of it.  I am working on a new painting series – The Halloween Alphabet.  This is A for Acrid.  Can’t wait to share more with you as I continue to work on this series.  I am using a sketchbook to keep it all together.




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PumpkinHollowQuilts is even more mad about Halloween than I am.  She makes amazing Halloween decorations and cross-stitches.  With her permission, I get to share this beautiful witch hat with you that she made from my pattern.




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It has been ages since I made something for Halloween.  As happy as I am with finishing Shattered Star in the nebula colours, I am going to try my best to make the Shattered Star in Halloween colours as well.   You can also get the Shattered Star quilt pattern on my shop.


Thank you for all the well wishes on the last Wandering Camera post.  I am so happy to hear that you liked the camping photos.  You can still link up your posts here.

Until next time and Happy Creating,


As my monthly goal is to finish the block,  I am linking up with One Monthly Goal hosted by Elm Street Quilts.

I am also linking up with the linky parties on my Events And Links page.  Please pay a visit to some of them.



38 thoughts on “Shattered Star And A Touch Of Halloween

  • Cheryl Brickey October 16, 2018 at 19:31

    I really like this block! It has such a different look with the lighter and darker backgrounds (I really like the picture you have with the background colors alternating between blocks).

  • nessjibberjabberuk October 13, 2018 at 12:31

    Double, double toil and trouble! I love your cauldron painting. My brother used to do a Halloween painting each year to put up on the wall.

  • Kate October 13, 2018 at 05:23

    Beautiful stars! The witch hat is really cute too.

  • Kathy October 9, 2018 at 11:52

    Love your shattered star. So pretty.

  • Su-sieee! Mac October 8, 2018 at 18:54

    Ho, ho, I can see the shattered star in Halloween colors. Your creativity and energy is endless. I love it.

  • Junieper October 8, 2018 at 13:18

    Love the cool colors of the shattered star – and easy to connect to the glacier! Smiling, we think alike – that is what I do to keep certain paintings together – a sketchbook:) Many thanks for sharing your ideas with All Seasons! Enjoy your week :)

  • Beth October 8, 2018 at 10:25

    Your painting is wonderful–but your shattered star….WOW! Fills my eyes, it does–which is the greatest compliment I can give.

  • Judy Biggerstaff October 8, 2018 at 08:03

    The star is so pretty! Love to see creativity and how you carry it out. The Halloween hat is so cute.

  • Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts October 8, 2018 at 04:45

    That witch hat is so cute – she chose the perfect print to use. All your blocks are so creative Soma! Thanks for sharing them on MCM.

  • Angie October 7, 2018 at 21:15

    Your creativity is on full display in this post – nice! Looking forward to seeing more of your Halloween alphabet!!!

  • denthe October 7, 2018 at 11:00

    Beautiful. I love your rainbow wall hanging ♥

  • Janine @ Rainbow Hare October 7, 2018 at 07:58

    Your shattered star looks great and I love the halloween hat. I also like your acid picture. As you know, I’m always up for an alphabet! I hope you have a wonderful month :)

  • Kaja October 7, 2018 at 00:32

    I love the delicacy of your star; it really is like shards of ice.

  • Fred October 6, 2018 at 11:45

    Pretty star, I love your block!

  • Dixie October 6, 2018 at 10:59

    The shattered star block…a lovely creation.
    Love the cauldron. Hallowe’en does incite inspiration. Always a fun time.
    I admire the witches hat too. So nice!

  • Tammie October 6, 2018 at 10:21

    These are each wonderful and striking. Love where you found your inspiration.
    You are right, Halloween can inspire wonderful art.

  • Linda K October 6, 2018 at 08:57

    so glad you linked to AJJ- thanks for joining in with your wonderful Halloween inspired art, and hope to see you there again;)

  • froebelsternchen October 6, 2018 at 05:32

    A wonderful star and your Halloween Painting is fantastic! Thank you for joining us at Art Journal Journey! Happy weekend

  • Mel Beach October 5, 2018 at 23:02

    What a beautiful block designs! So many gorgeous color/fabric possibilities!

  • Nadya October 5, 2018 at 16:52

    What a lovely pattern, and the visit to the glacier sounds amazing! My daughter’s favorite Holliday is Halloween, she loves doing themes with her family! And your painting series sounds so fun! Enjoy this fall weather ❤

  • Bleubeard and Elizabeth October 5, 2018 at 16:27

    You are SO creative. I love that wall hanging. It is incredible, especially for those who love to sew.

    Of course, I fell in LOVE with your Halloween inspired journal page and the witches hat “A.” That is clever. Thank you also for joining us at Art Journal Journey with your lovely cauldron that appears to be bubbling over. I hope you will share more of your Halloween paintings as you make them.

  • A ShutterBug Explores October 5, 2018 at 14:27

    Beautiful quilting and fun halloween painting ~ all very creative!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores

  • BillieBee October 5, 2018 at 13:18

    Love you star. I have the Halloween Hat. Need to make that one up. It’s so cute.

  • Sabine Kleinmann October 5, 2018 at 12:36

    Your game with that nice star motif looks great, wonderful Quilt. I also like the Halloween Quilt, the witch hat looks wonderful.
    Your painting looks perfect, a touch of warmth and a bit mystical. Very well done.
    A pleasure to visit your your Blog.
    Dear Greetings

  • Christine October 5, 2018 at 11:04

    Lovely work today, nice shattered star, love the concept.

  • Linda K October 5, 2018 at 09:31

    beautiful colors and patterns!! Loving the Halloween themed page too. Would love you to link it to as well. Happy PPF!

  • Nicole/DVArtist October 5, 2018 at 09:05

    Ohhh these are so pretty. I like the star cuts and the colors you used. Anything Halloween and I am in. The cauldron is excellent. Have a great weekend.

  • Snowcatcher October 5, 2018 at 08:01

    Your shattered star is gorgeous, but so is all your work. Just love the rainbow wall hanging! Thank you for sharing!

  • Kathi Riemer October 5, 2018 at 07:55

    What an interesting star. I live in Alaska, and we have a tidewater glacier nearby and ice burgs float by my house in the spring. Your star truly reminds me of these jagged ice sculptures.

  • Jan October 5, 2018 at 07:32

    Gorgeous and I especially love the Halloween Quilt and artwork.
    Happy PPF~

  • Sarah October 5, 2018 at 06:24

    I love your shattered stars – lovely colours and design. Plus who doesn’t love a bit of Halloween too :) Happy PPF from Number 13 :D

  • Lady Fi October 5, 2018 at 00:05

    I love that Rainbow Star.

  • Valerie-Jael October 4, 2018 at 23:12

    Lovely star, and great Halloween painting. Happy PPF, Valerie

  • Mary October 4, 2018 at 17:35

    That is such a great block. I’d love to see that in a setting similar to the Rainbow Star. As you know, I am a fan of all Halloween too. That witches hat is just fabulous. I think I need to add that to my list of to-dos. Your cauldron piece is wonderful. You have such an eye for detail.

  • Kim Sharman October 4, 2018 at 15:28

    Isn’t the theatre of the night sky the most splendorous of spectacles. Your shattered star is worthy of this theatre. A most beautiful block, Soma. Another clever design escapes from your amazing imagination!

  • Patty October 4, 2018 at 10:59

    This is such a beautiful block! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

  • Jayne October 4, 2018 at 06:20

    I do love your star! Imagination is such an important component in any art! Thanks for sharing your vision for it. I’ve never been a big fan of Halloween in my entire life! I’m a little weird that way! I’m excited to see more of your halloween paintings!

  • Carol October 4, 2018 at 00:49

    You’re so talented and creative. I love the blocks and the hat wall hanging.

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