I made a quilt! Well... for the time being it's a quilt top but surely it will be quilted soon! And you know what - I loved making it.
And even though making a quilt takes a little longer - compared to smaller project - it's so, so worth it. But let me show you what I've made. Are you ready...?
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The Suncatcher Stars quilt - a of dreams, if you'd asked me!
But let's start at the beginning, shall we?
A while ago I decided I wanted to start a new quilt and my sweet and super talented friend Lou Orth designed this ahhhhmazing new quilt - an easy pattern that would work really well using scraps. So... I made a test block (click here if you like to read more about the first block I made) and was so smitten with it.
Can you see... ?! I used scrappy pinks for the primary stars and scrappy greens for the secondary stars.
The perfect scrappy quilt - don't you think?
But let me share a couple more details with you. So you can make your very own version as well:
- get your copy of the pattern directly from Lou
- I used a mix scrappy green and scrappy pink prints by Heather Ross from my stash
- added a lovely solid
- and pieced the top using Aurifil 50wt
I can highly recommend this pattern - not only because I love Lou and all her work - but mostly because this pattern is incredible. It made me (and I haven't pieced a quilt in forever) look like a pro. All the seams magically fit together without me having to match and rip and re-do it all.
A girly quilt of dreams... Not for my daughter though - she was only allowed to hold it for a little. It will go to a little baby girl soon! Keeping her warm and cosy...
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Take care and happy Quilting, my friend.
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