I love a star quilt! In fact I have made two baby sized ones as gifts before (sorry no pictures as pre-blogging) and a large one in Tilda fabrics for our bed.
Back at the beginning of the year my parents asked me to make them a new quilt for their holiday home and this pattern immediately sprang to mind. It is a real winner and a great way of showing off big chunks of beautiful fabric. This was pre-COVID and so off I went with my Mum to my local quilting shop, Midsomer Quilting. She had a very specific colour scheme in mind to match her curtains but we easily found some great options that would work with each other and with the colour scheme of the room.
Then lockdown happened! To be honest I lost my sew-jo a bit: I was incredibly busy with work and homeschool, and I ended up putting what little energy I had for sewing into making over 60 laundry bags for NHS staff and over 80 face masks for friends, colleagues and family.
But as things started to settle down a bit and I adjusted to our new normal I managed to find some sewing time and put the quilt together. This is about 70inches square once finished and really is the maximum size I can fit through my machine. I loved making the top but the quilting was pretty hard work. I then sat down over the course of a few evenings to hand sew the binding. It’s a pretty big task on this size of quilt, but I do enjoy it and we were watching Money Heist on Netflix, which kept me entertained.
I am really pleased with the finished quilt and think my parents are too. All they need now is to wait for the weather to cool down so they can put this on their bed!