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Star Quilt

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I’ve made my first quilt top! I’m very excited about it and can’t wait to get it finished. It’s a design out of the magazine Love Patchwork and Quilting. It’s very simple, with just sixteen huge blocks, and because of that I thought it’d be a good one to start with. I was going to wait until finishing the quilt before taking a photo but I’m so chuffed with it that I couldn’t resist showing it off straight away. I was trying to think of the best way to take a photo of it, but then my husband offered his assistance. StarQuiltTop It’s pegged to a bit of wooden beading, and you can just see his hand holding it up. I’m thinking that I could have picked a better backdrop, but then the garden doesn’t really have any pretty bits at the moment.

The fabric is STOF Japanese Lifestyle and is lovely. It has a gold sheen running through it. I got it at the NEC show earlier this year in a pack of 10 fat quarters for Β£20. The background fabric is a bit of a cheat. I read about it on a few different blogs so thought I’d try it to save some money. It’s a flat double cotton sheet. It’s quite a fine one so seems to work ok with the patterned cotton. I cut it carefully so I’d have a piece left over that’s big enough to do the backing too. I think there’ll be enough left from the patterned cotton to make the binding.

I’m currently planning the next one. It’s a bit addictive once you start, isn’t it πŸ™‚

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Author: Carole

The books I read, the things I make, the places I go.

12 thoughts on “Star Quilt

  1. It’s really lovely. You can never go wrong with stars on quilts. I love the fabrics too πŸ™‚ Now you will be addicted to quilt making like the rest of us LOL.

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  2. Beautiful! Those fabrics go really well together, don’t they? Looking forward to seeing your next one.

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  3. Wow Carole, that’s amazing, well done. Makes me want to make one, but I have enough projects at the moment!!

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  4. I love this. I might be able to do something like this.

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    • It was really easy. 18″ squares to make the HSTs and 17.5″ squares for the plain background squares. The trickiest bit was finding a bit of floor big enough to lay it out on to make sure the squares were in the right order before I started stitching.

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  5. gorgeous fabrics and your points are all so neat!

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous, I love the fabrics and you’ve done a top job with the sewing πŸ˜€ Remember me saying I was making a quilt for Winnie? this is the pattern I was using and had to put on hold until I’m finished being fixed! Once that new machine arrives you’ll be free motioning away on this one I think.

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    • Thank you πŸ™‚

      I shall look forward to seeing your quilt once you can get back to it.

      I can’t wait to have a go at free motion, but I suspect I’ll be a bit rubbish at it, at least at first πŸ˜›

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