Welcome to my little corner of Blogger’s Quilt Festival.
At the end of last year I saw a lot of quilt alongs starting up and was tempted to join a number of them. I had a need to make a quilt for my middle child as I had made a quilt for both my other two children. I needed something manageable, preferably something that I didn’t need to buy a pile of fabric for. I have no idea what my definition of manageable was but in the middle of January still no closer to starting a quilt I came across this:
I was blown away and inspired. Sheila at Thought and Found was hosting ‘Oh My Stars – A quilt-along’ it had already started but I thought it wasn’t too late to join in. Sheila was proposing to use vintage sheet fabric which you will know if you’re a regular reader that I’ve been collecting them for a while and wanted to get using them. So this fitted in with my plan to not buy fabric and to use up some vintage sheets!
But before I committed to the quilt along I had a go at making the first star and it worked:
I’m not a very experienced quilter, I’d certainly never made a star before. Now I can confidently say I have made over 100! There are 15 different types of 8 point star in this quilt, some were far more challenging than others!
I almost managed to catch up with the quilt along, and managed to finish all the star blocks by the middle of March and had it pieced, basted, quilted and bound well before the end of April. That is speedy for me.
Last weekend the sun was shining after what feels like weeks of rain, so we took the opportunity to get some photographs of the quilt in our local park. The basketball court provided the ideal fencing to peg on to. Someone else saw the chance for a quick nap!
Made for: My daughter Leah
Size: 68″ x 92″
Fabric: Vintage sheets for all except the background which is Kona Snow
Quilting: Quilted by me on my machine in a circular patter starting from a point off centre
Batting: EQS 50/50 cotton/bamboo (which didn’t cost me anything as I won credit for Fancy Moon and spent it all on wadding!)
Pattern: Oh My Stars by Sheila, Thought and Found
If you’ve come over from the Blogger’s Quilt Festival thanks for visiting and please leave a comment if you have time.
AND I’d be delighted if you came back on Monday for the start of the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day.