Friday, May 26, 2017

Big Star Finish

Last weekend I gave away this lovely quilt to my cousin for her wedding shower.  This is the Big Star quilt pattern by Victoria Findlay Wolfe.  It uses a large diamond template and the fabric is from Victoria's Mostly Manor collection.


I loved making this quilt, as it was a skill builder for me as a quilter.  I learned how to do y-seams confidently with this one.  I've already put that technique to use in another quilt I'm working on here with a mitered corner border.


At first I cringed at the amount of leftover fabric from the fussy cutting required for this kaleidoscope effect.  But the result was worth it.  Now I can't stop looking for fabrics to do this with again.  In the end, I've used a lot of the extra fabric for smaller versions of this block.  These finish at 40 inches square.



The fabulous rose floral quilting is by Alison Black at AB Quilting Studio.  Here's the backing fabric, from the Meadow Storm collection, also by Victoria Findlay Wolfe.


This is a finish for Quarter 2 of the 2017 Finish-A-Long.

Linking up with My Quilt Infatuation , Crazy Mom Quilts,  and TGIFF.

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I think that the fussy cutting was worth it.

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  2. Judy, this is beautiful! And huge! I agree, the fussy cutting was definitely worth it! I hope your cousin loves it.

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  3. Beautiful! And such wonderful fussy cutting, really makes this a special quilt!

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  4. This is fabulous, what a great gift for your cousin!! Well done!!

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  5. So lovely - all those pretty flowers are gorgeous.

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  6. This is so great!! I love the large blocks! The fussy cutting was SO worth it! And yay for tackling Y seams! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

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  7. Beautifully done! To me the stars look so happy - like exploding fireworks! Congratulations on such a beautiful finish! Thank you for sharing!

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