How great is this giant star quilt? I love it! It is so fun to see quilts out of the box. Hmmm, my brain is already thinking of my stash for what I could make! Love the urban setting of the parking garage too...monkey do is a cool blog. Great tutorials! I can tell Katy is too cool for me, a fresh young English hipster with tattoos and retro glasses, she is far to cool for me (Heather) but I think if our M & D raised us in England (where Dad is from) instead of here, I could be cool like Katy...hmmm....
I picked up the velveteen star quilt a couple of weeks ago and finally got round to binding and photographing it. Well, there are 2, but this is the only one I've finished so number 2 will have to wait until I get round to that last side of binding and photographing. I added a couple of borders to Jeni's original tutorial to make it a touch bigger, ending up at just shy of 80" square. I like big quilts and 80" is my go-to size, big enough for a bed, but also pretty damn perfect for the couch too. At least it is if you like to wrap yourself like a cocooned caterpillar like I do.
Actually, this one is going to my best friend, who turned 40 in January and asked me to make a her a quilt to go in her sitting room. Although she now thinks she might put it on her bed instead, because the dogs and cats might ruin it (I doubt it's possible, I'm pretty sure this will wash up really nicely, the velveteen are pretty sturdy in all honesty).
I love how it turned out, and the big bubbly flowers long armed Chrisquilted all over (I asked for whatever she could do that was big and cheap - I've got a lot of quilts to get quilted and I'm trying to spend as little as possible right now on quilting. For me it still makes more sense to send them out, I would have ruined this and in the long run it would have ended up costing me more. I know my limitations, I'd rather spend less on fabric in order to get something sent out for quilting.)
Quilt deets -
Giant Star quilt from Jeni's tutorial
finished size 78"
star - Anna Maria Horner velveteens in innocent crush and loulouthi purchased from here, here and here
background fabric - timeless treasure sketch in charcoal
binding - Jenean Morrison silent cinema front row in pink (you can still find lots of silent cinema on etsy if you search for it)