Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Scrappy Wonky Star quilt

I have been wanting to make a Wonky Star quilt for a long time. So, during the summer months I started making them and boy was it fun!!  I used a bevy of tutorials out there and used my skills from long ago to turn this quilt into a Quillow!!  All of the fabrics are scraps save the backing and batting. I even hand quilted the pillow using Perle cotton from my Hardanger stash!

One of the first layouts I had.  I had no idea how I wanted the overall look to be.

I kept making more and more blocks.

In the end, I had to buy a new batting and the backing.  I have it in several color ways but it was too much for me.  So, I bought this fabric for this quilt.  I think it works.

I began to make a huge wonky star and hand quilted it.  

I basted this mother four times before I got it right.  First it was the pieced-on-the-selvage backing that was bubbling up on me.  Then I just could not get it from bunching.  Finally I used much better tape and clips and was super duper careful with very desirable results!  FINALLY!

Binding fail on the big table.

I decided to quilt using swirls and really enjoyed it.  I love the final outcome.  This is fresh out of the dryer.

Here is my growing number of quilted pillows.  Love them!!  

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