When deciding which pattern I would use, all I knew was that it had to be gender neutral, and I wanted to incorporate stars. I went to my trusty Wombat Stew gals and asked for ideas (because my brain was mush and lacking any!), and the lovely Lara suggested the Reverse Hopscotch, which funnily enough is by the designer at V & Co! I jumped at the idea and went ahead and bought the pattern HERE. Unfortunately, although Vanessa has based the Reverse Hopscotch on this pattern, it took a bit of mathematics for me to figure it out! Not only for making the blocks, but also for making the cot size version. Remarkably - I did not fail! It's basically a 9 patch block mixed with a wonky star block. Easy peasy.
The fabrics are a custom bundle put together by Julie at The Intrepid Thread. The request for green, purple and silver threw me a bit - but Julie made it work! There are a few prints from the V & Co "Simply Style" range. And lots of other gorgeous lines mixed in.
I think the stars would have stood out much more with a different colour to silver!
I used this gorgeous grey chevron print from Spotlight to back it. Love it.
Very simple straight line quilting, echoing the inside of each star, and then on both sides of each 5" square. I used Aurifil 50wt #2024 white for the stars and Aurifil 50wt #2605 silver/grey everywhere else. I've also started lengthening my straight stitch to 3.0 when quilting, and am loving the look of it. A couple of ladies at our quilt gathering on Sunday asked me why Aurifil was so special? Well, I like how shiny and smooth it is. The colour range is spectacular and best of all - my sewing machine LOVES it! If you haven't tried it, you should.
And that's a wrap! Would you believe that is quilt number 14 for 2013? CRAZY!!!!! I love this quilting thing......
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