Thursday, March 07, 2019
A New Project
A baby quilt has been started using a pattern called Shadow Stars from Tied With a Ribbon. The blocks are 8" sawtooth star blocks. Half of the blocks have a print star with a white background, and the other half are a white star on a print background. Here are the first 4 blocks... 16 more to go.
I am using fabric that was given to me by the family of my friend Helen, who was one of my quilting students many years ago. When she passed away her family gave me a big bag of her fabric. The baby quilt is for her great grandson and aside from the white fabric I have added, everything I use will be from Helen's stash. The family was not thinking of me making a baby quilt from this fabric because she passed away before this baby was conceived. I am using anything that could be considered remotely acceptable for a boy's quilt, since there was not much in terms of traditional baby fabric in the bag.
It has been a challenge to make the star points using directional fabrics. I have auditioned the pieces by folding them before sewing, and am trying to get the animals centred and facing up. SO darn cute and totally worth the effort!
Posted by Quilter Kathy