Tuesday, March 29, 2016

String Stars Baby Quilt

There is a new small person joining my world in the next few months.  (Before you get excited, it's not me expecting!)  I want to make a baby quilt to be ready for their arrival.  Now, I do not know if we are expecting a small boy or girl, so this will have to be a unisex quilt.   In my head, you can never go wrong with scrappy stars - they're unisex, right?  This time around I am going to give string stars a go.


Using the tutorial by Corey on Coriander Quilts, I printed out 72 templates and started stitching.   I had cut a whole pile of 1 inch strings to stitch onto the paper templates, so these came together quite quickly.  It was very meditative and I loved seeing the fabrics I loved finding a space next to one another.  It is like being reunited with old friends.



After an IG poll, I have decided to use Essex Linen Medium Aqua as the background fabric.  The lavender cross hatch did indeed win the popular vote, but when I had a good look at it in real life I did not like it nearly as much as I did the linen.  You have to go with your gut, right? 


This will be the last I show you of this quilt until the baby arrives.  I need to keep a bit of surprise for when it is gifted.  Until then, know I am quietly stitching away, loving every bit of it.  



7 comments:

Trudi said...

It's going to be such a beautiful quilt, and perfect for a new arrival! I need to get a wiggle on for the expected new arrival to my own family!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

It is going to be beautiful! I love the scrappy blocks!

Judy said...

I love the scrappy stars!! That's a great choice and a nice way to use up small bits of fabric. It sounds like you're really enjoying yourself :-)

Kay said...

I love the bright colours, and this will be so much more useful and used for longer than a blue/pink quilt. x

memmens said...

What a great idea for all those strings, I might just have to pull a pile out and have a go. I hope you'll get to see this once it's been gifted, it looks like it might be missed by you!

Judith, Belfast said...

Loving your stripping action! This will be a brilliant baby quilt, and a great way to use up smaller pieces. Jxo

Quilter in the Gap said...

Somehow I ended up here: http://belenpatchwork.blogspot.com.es/2015/05/menudo-rebano.html and thought of you .....they are too cute for words and I want one!!!!

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