I made a different boxy stars quilt a while back-it's still just a top and not quilted yet. So my friend Melissa asked me to make her one too. In exchange she sent me some cool crocheted things (see her etsy store link at the end of this post). So anyway it took me forEVER to get this done. I guess it was just a bad year for me and sewing because I didn't get much of anything done in my sewing room. But I finally did finish it and thankfully she was very patient with me and once she finally got it, she loved it. So here are the pics, complete with a model:
And a closeup of the label:
The print fabric is all from the Moda Bliss line and the brown is Chocolate Kona Cotton. I tried doing a bias binding this time and it was unbelievable how much easier it was to miter the corners. I've done bias binding on stockings and other curvy projects before but it never occurred to me to use it on straight sided quilts. I brushed up on my bias binding knowledge at Jaybird Quilts. I used my Big Shot Pro with my Go dies to cut all of the strips (and this quilt is made of all strips and blocks 2.5" wide) so other than cross-cuts, I didn't do much hand cutting at all. Nice.
The pattern for this quilt block is HERE.
And as promised: Melissa's Etsy Shop