I've been trying my hardest to get all my in-progress quilts DONE once and for all. I'm ashamed to say that this quilt top was started way back in the fall of 2009.
I made it with the intention of using it at Christmas time. I like that it doesn't scream Christmas.
Here are some close-up's of the different fabrics I used. I really have no idea what any of them are anymore as it was so long ago when I used them. Some are designer, some are not.
This was one of the quilts I sent out to have quilted last week. Though not as satisfying as doing it myself, it is such a huge relief to have it finally done!!
I think part of the reason it hung out in the unfinished pile for so long is because I wasn't sure I'd be able to find the right backing fabric. When I came across this print (Mingle Circles in Leaf by Robert Kaufman) I knew I'd hit the jackpot. It was pretty much perfect.
The binding...was exactly what I had envisioned as well!
Funny story: I took a bunch of scraps from this quilt to my LQS when I was searching for a backing. I immediately decided on the awesome Mingle Circles. When I took it up to the front for cutting the ladies at the store were like "I'm not so sure that one even goes with your scraps. Maybe you could find something a little more suitable to match." I'm happy to report that I didn't let them sway me in the least. Just goes to show that everyone's opinion /tastes can be different and still work!
Finished Measurements: 52" by 63"
The tutorial for the stars comes from here.
There are a million and one pictures of inspiration on flickr if you look under Wonky Stars and Maverick Stars.
I'm linking up at Freshly Pieced and Quilt Story.