Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My Quilt

I suppose it's our quilt, but it's kinda girly.  My husband has always insisted that things can be girly as obviously a girl lives here, but I still try not to abuse that privilege.
A year ago maybe, I won a FQ bundle of madhuri by the quilted fish.  I really liked the coloring on this collection so it was great to win, seeing as I had contemplated buying it anyway.  The fabric was just asking to be diamonds and so it became a lonestar.
I EPPed this one and it was quite the process.  I started in October and have just now bound and washed it.  The diamonds took time but it was really satisfying.  I just really like hand sewing.
I did machine quilt this one though.  Just straight lines.  I only just started out with my walking foot and straight lines is all I'm comfortable with.  I can't go from hand quilting to FMQ in one step.  Maybe I'll get there someday.
It's a generous queen size, finished.  I had originally thought to make another quilt for our couch, but the star ending up being the exact width of our bed.  It was fate.  Now all our beds have a quilt I made, I feel accomplished.

bound in black and backed in the same gray as the front


  1. Hard for me to believe that all of you now have quilts you made. Hard to believe you are my daughter. Certainly not something you learned at home!!!! I am so glad you didn't use this one on the couch. I think that would have been a waste.

  2. Hi there, I just found you from Rachel at Stitched in Color. I'm loving your blog, and your quilts! I have the pattern for this big star quilt but it's not as big as a queen size. Can you tell me if you used a pattern, and if so, which one? Thanks in advance for your answer. looking forward to following you!