Fabric Scrap Star Christmas Quilt
Back in June I started cutting up my fabric scrap pile to make a Rising Star quilt block. I’m happy to report that I finished that little-big project!
I ended up only needing 12 blocks. I originally thought I needed 30 blocks. Turns out, I was using the wrong end-block-size. My blocks are 16″ x 16″. The finished quilt measures 60″ x 79″.
The take away from that tidbit- I have enough blocks cut to make another quilt of the same size, or slightly larger. YIKES.
This quilt, like last year’s fabric scrap project, will also be a Christmas gift. This quilt doesn’t have any actual Christmas fabric in it, though.
This scrap star project was also my first “low volume” fabric project. I’m definitely going to do that again. It gives the whole design much more depth, from an artistic standpoint.
I did grab a picture of the flannel quilt back. Y’all, let’s talk about best kept secret for quilt backs: I found 100% cotton KING size flannel sheet sets at the end of the season last year for $19. Those included KING pillow cases, too. That is a ton of wide, soft fabric for $19. You better believe I’ll be stalking that section again in February/March.
The top of the quilt is actually quilted with Glide Peacock quilting thread. In person on the spool, it is an ice-y pink-almost-purple shade. Crazy, right? I wasn’t sure which color to use, since their are quite a few fabric scraps in the quilt top, and I know I wanted edge-to-edge, all-over quilting. It reads like “interesting white” on the front of the quilt.
Since it is white thread on white flannel, I’m not sure you can totally see the super swirl design. I have curls, spikes, points, tucks, more swirls, and a hook every-so-often. Here’s a closer look with a bit of photoshop lighting:
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Alrighty, time to pack this guy up and get him ready to go to his new home.