Sunday, September 15, 2013

Star Surround Quilt Along

I've been so intrigued by the Star Surround quilt along, but didn't know exactly what I wanted to do. After finishing a quilt for my friend Amy this week, I decided to use the leftovers to make her daughter a doll quilt. I chose to make the 32" size and do one block. I used a directional print for the surround and I was kind of scared how it might turn out, but it was amazing! The directions worked out perfect to keep all of the fabric going the same direction. The only thing I had to do was wait to make the corners until I knew how the other pieces would go together. I finished it this evening and then put a top and bottom border on it. I think it will be a great throw for a little girl. I used up all of the surround, with enough cut to make the backing. I also made the binding, so maybe I'll get it quilted this week.


I also have a quilt made of 4 stars - 24" blocks cut out of another set of scraps. I used some fabric by Adorn it where the panel has owls on it. I'll work on making it this week. I love how this pattern easily uses up a bunch of scraps.


Melissa Corry said...

It looks fantastic. So glad you joined in here at the end :) Your surround looks so great with all of those direction prints. Great job!!

Janet said...

It looks great. I printed out the instructions. It's on my "list" to make. I like having a choice of sizes.

Sara said...

I had to follow your link and look at this. I love the instructions for different sizes. I might have to pull out some scraps and try this myself.

Andee said...

That is really striking! Nice job!