Happy dancing over this way! I am calling this quilt Framed, as I have for a while now, because really--what else could I call it? This was one of my projects for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge last year. The centers of the stars are crumbs, and the stars are set in larger frames made of different fabrics in the same color. Almost everything in this quilt was a scrap or a leftover hunk, including the white-on-whites. The only "new" fabric is the orange frame, which I cut out of a larger piece I haven't used yet, and one yard of a single white-on-white for the border (such as it is.) Even those pieces came from my stash.
|Wrinkled but finished!|
This quilt is huge, which made it a real challenge to get good pictures of the whole thing. The blocks are 24 by 24 each, which in retrospect I should have figured would make a really big quilt. But we all know that I have trouble envisioning the sizes of things from the patterns, so I didn't really think it would be this big. It's currently 78 by 102. Yikes! The one thing I might do differently if I were to make it again is use a very narrow sashing between the blocks. Matching all those points was not my favorite thing.
Given the size of the center, the only border that I added was a 3-inch strip of white all around. This mainly functions to stabilize all the edges and just softly frames out the piecing. It really didn't need anything else. This was made from the Moda Love pattern, available for free HERE. If you scroll down, you can see that the pattern is offered in different sizes. Mine is officially the "charm square" size. A few of the layer cake size would cover a king-sized bed! I would totally make this again, and I might just try the smallest size, which would finish at literally half the size of this quilt.
I am so happy to have this done! It took me too long, I know, but I'm glad it's finished. The backing will be my remaining piece of extra-wide fabric from Amanda Jean Nyberg's Good Neighbors line--also a leftover! (The fabric for the orange frame is also Good Neighbors fabric.)
This is the Independence Day weekend in the US, so I hope everyone has a great celebration! We are going house-hunting for the 800th time, then have some more fun things planned. Enjoy the fireworks!
Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, crazymomquilts, and soscrappy for RSC16! And since this is all scraps, also Oh Scrap! on Sunday.