Sunday, December 11, 2016

When You Wish Upon a Star


Twinklers
60 x 78
Machine Quilted with Loops and Stars



I started making these six inch blocks from scraps a couple of years ago as a Rainbow Scrap Challenge project.  Slowly but surely I made 130 blocks and used a lot of scraps. 




I bound it with turquoise polka dots because the backing is turquoise and coincidentally I had just bought a remnant at Hobby Lobby that was just enough yardage for the binding.   Serendipity! 



For the backing I used a nice soft Twin sized sheet from the thrift store.  I used gray thread on top and a blue green (more on the green side) thread in the bobbin.  Those were threads I had on hand. 

I went with my old standby for for machine quilting star quilts - loops and stars.   I guess I need to learn to be more consistent  with my stars because sometimes there's blank spaces that could have been filled in a little better.   But that's not a bother to me right now.  

I think this might be one of the quilts I put in the car survival kits I've made for the adult kids for Christmas. 



And this sure used a LOT of scraps  - Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun than Housework

19 comments:

Ariane said...

This quilt is gorgeous!! It's just such a happy quilt. Love it!!

gayle said...

That's a lot of stars to wish on! And every one of them a beauty.
I can't believe you've finished ANOTHER quilt already! You are the most productive person I know!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I am with Gayle. You are on a finishing roll. I love this happy, scrappy quilt. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

Sharon said...

Wow, you're just on a finishing roll! This quilt is great - so bright and happy!

Kat said...

Cute scrap quilt!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That turned into a gorgeous quilt! I think your kids are very lucky to have a crestive mom!

Louise said...

Great finish! And I love the turquoise back and binding. I think it's the perfect "neutral" for rainbow scrappiness, don't you? Seems like I'm always reaching for turquoise and always running out of it. Oh well, that just means it's time to buy more fabric :)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love your stars - what a great use of scraps this was - now did you see a dent in your scraps - I rarely do!

Frog Quilter said...

Great eye candy for me. Love it! Great idea!

Crystal_235 said...

Love it!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Another winner of a quilt -- a little along really paid off!!

Quilting Babcia said...

A fun, happy quilt! I love it!

Emily said...

This is a fun one! You always have such great things to do with scraps!

Vic in NH said...

It's a beauty! For your car survival kit gifts, how about a coffee cannister of clean sand for icy roads?

Quilter Kathy said...

ANother fantastic rainbow scrap challenge quilt made by you!
Totally awesome!

Patty D from NC said...

Congrats on your One Monthly Goal finish. I like your stars and loops quilting pattern. Thanks for linking up to Elm Street Quilts.

Kate said...

Congrats on a gorgeous finish and on meeting your OMG! I love all the bright colors in this quilt.

Karen's Korner said...

Those stars "pop' right out. Lovely finish.

mary lynn kebler said...

Always looking for a scrap quilt pattern. This is lovely.