Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Quilted, Bound, and Delivered!

If you have a very good memory, you will recall that my last post was about making lots of 4" blue stars for a quilt designed by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts, called Aurora.

It's a finish, quilted, bound, and delivered to my mom!

Karen Thompson did the quilting, using a pantograph design that fills in the open spaces nicely.

I don't have a lot of blue in my fabric stash so bought some fat quarters and half yards for the stars.  But I did have both background fabrics, the blue backing fabric, and the beige and cream check for the binding on hand.  That made this quilt a pretty good stash buster. 

Making the small stars is the hardest part (and they are easy enough if you can handle small pieces and repetitive sewing), then it goes together very quickly with the large background pieces (8" squares).

Here's the quilt in its new home.  My mother moved last summer, downsizing to an apartment in a senior living development.  She kept her living room furniture, mostly blue plus this floral couch.  But the  throw quilts I'd made her before were for the family room, shades of green.  So it was time for a new quilt for the new home.  We're both pleased with how it looks.

Needless to say, I already have a new quilt project in the works!

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  1. The blue and white star quilt is a beautiful classic design. It's a lovely gift for your mom and her new place. 4" stars are sweet, but can be a challenge. You did a lovely job.

  2. This came out so nice Cathy and did see this posted on Instagram and love it! I bet your Mom loves it to.... great that she is settled and she gets a new quilt to go in her new place.

  3. What a beautiful finish, congratulations. Your choice of blues just sparkle.

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