|"Make a Wish"
The top star blocks are 6", the middle nine blocks are 12" and the bottom stars are 9". It was a challenge to figure out how to combine 3 different block sizes, and along the way there were a few creative possibilities using layouts that made the quilt way too big. I wanted to make a donation sized quilt, so this layout came out to the right size at 45" x 60".
|quilting on a 12" star block
All the free motion quilting was done on my Brother 1500 domestic sewing machine. The quilting design is mostly loops and stars, with some curved arcs in some of the star blocks.
Around the outside border I quilted the lyrics from the song "When you wish upon a star" (which won the 1940 Academy Award for best original song) from the Disney movie called Pinocchio.
"When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you"
|Beginning border quilting
I'm so happy that these blocks have finally become a finished quilt. Not a single fabric was purchased for the quilt top and the binding strips were leftover pieces in the navy scrap box.
Here is a photo of the back of the quilt. It used up 5 pieces of fabric that were in a bundle on sale for $10 at Creative Sisters. That's a great deal for a backing!
Hopefully you had some time to visit the other blogs on the hop and enjoy the wonderful star quilts that have been created (complete list here).
Here are the other blogs to visit today:
Kathy’s Quilts (me)
Thanks to Carol for organizing another fun blog hop for us to enjoy!