Thursday, January 19, 2012

Boxy Stars # 2

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

8 comments:

Becky said...

Beautiful quilts.

Rhonda Langley said...

Lovely quilt! I love that you used the Big Shot to cut the pieces.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Gale,

Your boxy stars quilt is gorgeous and perfect for snuggling (as seen in your picture). I'm sure your friend Melissa loved it.

Jenn Embry said...

Simply beautiful! I love it. The little label you made for it made me chuckle. Gotta love when a project seems to take forever.

MiamiKel said...

Hello there! I'm the new member of vintage roses .... Nice to meet ya! Your quilt is beautiful! What talent!!

Cheryl said...

Hi Gayle, I'm the other new blogger with Vintage Roses. Wow....Love your quilt! What a sweet model too.

KER said...

wowsa!...i love the "sentiment"/tag you put on it...and using your big shot...how cool is that!...did i mention i too can be patient?...lol...j/k...but who wouldn't want something this awesome?

Winnie said...

Wow is putting it mildly. I love your quilts. I am glad I found your site off SCS. I am currently reading a great fiction series "The Elm Creek Quilt" series by Jennifer Chiaverini. It is great, and I got sucked into really caring for the characters. I mention this as quilts, and history of them, superstitions about the blocks etc all get tied into the story. Thought you may enjoy them too. Thanks for sharing our lovely work.

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