Everyone is doing it, and I started to feel a little left out - by my own doing - so thought it was time I joined in the very popular and excellent Bloggers Quilt Festival hosted by Amy over at Amy's Creative Side. If you haven't had a look then it is so worth the visit to see an array of such fabulous quilts all together in one place. It's such a fabulous way to realise that you have managed to sit at the computer for a couple hours straight without realising it you were enjoying blog hopping so much.
For the festival I am going to revisit my favourite quilt of all time, not just for this year. For those of you who have endured its creation - sorry, but I couldn't resist. And those who know me also know that I am talking about my Wonky Stars Quilt. It started with my sorting my scraps one day and having a play. There was no grand plan, just messing about.
I posted about falling in love with making wonky stars and a friend in Finland read the post. She fell in love too and asked if I could make her a quilt with these stars. I said yes. Any excuse to make a quilt after all! I produced stars of varied sizes, each sticking with one colour per star.
I still didn't have the foggiest idea how I was going to piece them together. I just made stars. Eventually I had enough and after pondering - because I am good at pondering - I came up with this.
I added a border, sticking to the scrappy theme, but left gaps in it so future quilting around the stars would not be lost.
Layered and basted it, and got out the perle cotton. How I love my perle! Each star got quilted in the same colour as the star.
I FMQ all around the stars, in a loopy design but did the quilting on the border differently so that it stood out well on the very plain back.
Eventually I ended up with a quilt I loved - and couldn't keep because it was promised to a good friend. It was heartbreaking, but very satisfying to be able to send it off to Finland knowing full well it was going to be well loved. I can always make another one for myself after all. And I just might, some day.
Thank you for letting me revisit this quilt, and if you dropped by here from the Bloggers Quilt Festival, thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed seeing my quilt.