Friday, March 10, 2023

A Little Star Quilt

I'm often given fabrics to use for charity quilts. I sort through the box and pass on fabrics that are too small for backings or not needed for my purpose. Sometimes those boxes contain projects that have been passed along.

A year ago a box contained this star block. I've added the outside border and quilted it with my sewing machine using an easy X design.

This black fish fabric was perfect for the backing. It also came from a donation box.

I thought black and white looked rather austere so red thread was used for quilting. It doesn't show well in the top picture so here is a close up. It looks very nice in real life.

At 26" finished, it's the perfect size for a lap quilt at a nursing home.

I folded the backing over to use for binding using this tutorial.

It didn't take long to finish this little quilt and it feels good to not have this project guilting me to finish it!

Linking to Needle & Thread Thursday, Put Your Foot Down, TGIFF!, Peacock Party, Whoop Whoop Party, Finished or Not  Friday, Off the Wall Friday, Beauty Pageant, Patchwork & Quilts


Kathi Clower said...

Such a cute finish!!! I love the backing/ binding too.. and the red thread to quilt it is awesome!!!

Sara said...

I always like black and white. Great little finish, and you're right about it being a good size for a lap quilt in a nursing home.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Cute project. Hugs

grammajudyb said...

Someone is going to love it! I love it! And that backing is awesome!

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

Oh, I love it! The backing is fun and perfect for the binding, it really well complements the top. Well done!
Thank you for sharing this pretty finish, and linking up!

Rebecca Grace said...

How big is this quilt, Gretchen? If it's for a baby, the black and white is especially appropriate because doctors say newborns see high contrast black-and-white patterns better than traditional pastels while their eyesight is still developing. Your "X" quilting is really effective and complements the pieced star nicely. Perfect charity finish!

Grams Jean said...

What a darling star quilt!