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I finished up quilting my Fat Quarter Stars QAL quilt and it turned out just the way I thought it would. Perfect colors for Spring! When this Quilt A Long started 6 months ago I wanted to use fabric with lots of bright and beautiful color. I’m going to call this quilt Spring Stars.
I took these pictures last night right after I finished the binding. The sun was setting but I made it in time.
Builder Bob decided that my quilting assistant should be in the pictures.
Can you tell Simon doesn’t get to go outside? I think he was in shock.
I was lucky to have this large piece of blue cotton for the back. I know that fabric had been in my stash for at least 15 years…..waiting for just the right quilt.
I always love beginning each new project but by the time I am stitching down the last side of the binding I am tired of it. Does anyone else get that way?
Then I take some pictures and throw it in the washer and dryer. When it comes out I fall in love with it all over again.
I used Warm & Natural batting and 100% cotton thread on the creme background.
I’m not one for big spaces in my quilting so on each block I used Bottom Line Oatmeal thread for the quilting.
Here you can see the star before being quilted…….
and here it is quilted.
I couldn’t resist showing one more photo of Simon just before he was taken back into the house.
I also had leftovers that I used to make a quilted Spring Star Pillow.
My next project is fixing poor little Piggy for my granddaughter…….