I just love this simple quilt. It started as a way to use up a treasured charm pack of Gypsy Girl that I really wanted to use. I had held onto it for a long time because I didn't know what I could do with a single charm pack since I tend to like my quilts big. And I didn't want to waste it because I just loved all the colors and prints in this line. Then, I found this quilt on Pinterest and knew it was perfect!
I made just a few changes.
First, I pulled out the really low volume prints, because I really wanted the vibrant colors to stand out. And I knew that since I would be adding a border I would be pulling extra fabrics from my stash anyway.
Second, instead of making the half square triangles the way that Julie suggested, I cut a patterned square and white square 5 1/2 inches, drew a line from corner to corner on the white fabric, and sewed them together 1/4 inch on either side of my drawn line. Then I cut them apart on the line and pressed them open, making 2 half square triangle pieces. I used pieces from my stash for all of the points.
Finally, I added the borders to frame the star and make the quilt larger.
This quilt needed to be hand quilted. It was quilted 1/4 inch inside of each square. And then I marked out the rest of the echoing lines with a Frixion pen. I am still nervous when I draw on a quilt with those pens, but they always come right out with my iron.
This quilted up pretty quickly. I took it with me to visit my family down in southern Mississippi. My aunt put it on her frame and my grandmother, mom and aunts and I started to quilt the center while I was there. By the time I got home I had just some white and the two outer borders to go. All those straight lines went quick!
The quilt is backed and bound with a perfect pink and aqua print.
I enjoyed this quilt so much that I am already working on another one made with the Fresh Cut fabric line. This one will be for a sweet family that will be hosting us this summer on our travels.
And wouldn't this pattern be great in all red and white scraps....
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