I haven’t posted anything sewing-related here in quite a while, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been doing any sewing! I’ve made one quilt, started another quilt, made several pillows, and started practicing free motion quilting all in the past couple of months. More on the rest later, but here’s the first quilt. It’s made of lots of wonky stars in jewel tone colors, but with prints in the centers.
The quilt I made was for my sister, Steph. We’d kind of talked about me making a quilt for her before, but I think it was kind of a surprise that she got one now for her birthday. We’d decided that she liked my taste/style enough to completely surprise her with the colors/design, which was pretty scary for me. Quilts are a lot of work, and the idea of giving one to someone that isn’t really their jam – yikes! Anyways, I think she really likes it – crisis averted! The finished quilt fits a full-sized bed nicely.
I completely stole the idea from here, but only used 4 solid colors. I used 21 prints: 6 purple, 6 navy, 6 green, and 3 gray. There are two stars of each print – 42 blocks total. This was one of my first bigger projects using my much-loved Japanese fabric. Its good that I’ve finally started using it though, because I’ve just gotten back another work trip to Japan right now and bought more fabric this time as well 🙂
The backing fabric is flannel, and is this really fun bold print. I also added a pieced border using all the print fabrics from the quilt top, which was a last-minute addition that I completely love.