Thursday, October 16, 2014

Giant Star Baby Boy Quilt - Finished!

I was itching to make a quilt that was quick, gorgeous, and fun.  I've always admired the Vintage Giant Star from In Color Order so after browsing the color options I opted for four colors and decidedly masculine prints. All from my stash, too.  Shocking, I know!

Each block is 12" square, as I just did some quick math (and a colored pencil sketch) to make it come out to a crib size quilt.  Fabrics include all my favorites!
Lotta Jansdotter Bella in Turquoise

I love the black and white loopy binding (Ed Emberly Happy Drawing) machine stitched for extra strength.  Everyone has their own method for machine binding but I stitch it to the back first, then wrap around to the front and stitch it down.  No pins.  Just a long stitch and folding it over as I go.  The stitching shows on the back just a bit, but I like the sturdy construction especially for a baby quilt that will be washed a LOT. 

And without realizing that the binding and quilting were both loopy...
Some large Loopy quilting finished it off just right, softening up all those 90 and 45 degree angles.  Also, for a baby quilt, I couldn't resist black and white zig-zags for the backing.
You'll go cross-eyed if you stare at it for too long, but wittle infants will love it! haha

The background is Carolyn Friedlander "Widescreen" which I've been using for a lot of quilts lately… even as backing since its 108" wide!  The light grey crosshatch reads as a solid but still gives some interest and texture when you see it up close. 

This baby boy quilt measures 51" x 55" and is for sale in my Etsy shop!

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Alisia said...

I have been wanting to make one of these for a while. Something quick and easy. Beautiful! I wonder what it would look like using all solids?!

Carla said...

Isn't this fabulous! I eed to make one too

Sarah said...

I've always admired this pattern too. The black and white zig zag is strobing on my iPad screen haha!