Friday, July 7, 2017

Star Struck

Thanks to some lazy days at the lake I finished this up in time for the 4th.

You can read about the construction here...  Long story short I used Hopeful Homemaker's awesome lone star block tutorial but then made some questionable choices adding the borders. I figured an overall design would work best to quilting out the wonkiness.  Inpired by The Inbox Jaunt's Swirling Stars I made freezer paper motifs that I ironed on when I wanted stars and then did swirling meanders between them.

Once it was quilted I used my fave zipper closure tutorial by s.o.t.a.k handmade to turn it into a pillow cover, threw on the binding, and I was ready for our trip to Maine.

Could you ask for a better spot to tack a binding?

A perfect companion to my stars banner for a star spangled 4th.

Keeping the celebration going with this week's Finish it Up Friday by Crazy Mom Quilts.

Pillow Stats:
Finished pillow is 21" x 21"
Pattern: Lone Star Block tutorial by Hopeful Homemaker
Fabrics:  Anna Griffin Madison prints from Marden's, Spot On by Makower UK
Batting: Warm and White
Thread: 50 wt. Aurifil in Ermine (2312)

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