Starling Quilt – finished

I was given the chance again by the Fat Quarter Shop to work on a quilt. This time it’s the Starling quilt and the pattern can be found here.

In part 2 I had sewn two rectangles together to make a square. Each square makes up 1/4 of the points on the main star. The blue and yellow large squares are not cut as large squares so this makes the pattern a really easy project. Once you sew your rows blocks together and then the rows together, all you need to do is add the borders on for a 52 1/2” x 52 1/2” throw quilt.

Because I like to gift my projects away to those who need a quilt for their bed or snuggling under in our cold east northern winters, I like to make my larger.

I added on another strip of border in the plaid yellow that was an inch wider than the blue border. Then I used some of the leftovers from the FQ box I used for the stars and cut out rectangles to add more length. I added one more row blue to the top and bottom and then quilted it all together following the star shape. The finished size is 57″ x 72″.

 

Can not take a picture without the kitties getting in the way.

You can find the information on my fabric choices and first part of the blocks on the Starling Quilt – part 1 post. And the next step in my Starling Quilt – part 2 post.

For anyone who wants to make the quilt, the Fat Quarter Shop is holding a giveaway on Instagram. The guidelines and rules: Make the quilt and post pictures using the hashtags #starlingquilt and #AGFColorMaster on Instagram. On Friday, February 8, 2019, they will select 2 participants at random from the hashtag to win an Art Gallery Color Master Fat Quarter Bundle or BoxThe deadline to enter is Thursday, Feb 7 at 11:59PM CST. They will announce the winner on their Instagram Story on the 8th.

#fqsquiltalong #AGFColorMaster #starlingquilt

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Starling Quilt – part 2

I was given the chance again by the Fat Quarter Shop to work on a quilt. This time it’s the Starling quilt and the pattern can be found here.

You can find the information on my fabric choices and first part of the blocks on the Starling Quilt – part 1 post.

After I did the first part of the block sections, I assembled the two like fabric block sections together to form the star “portion” for each one. I love how it is starting to come together and you can really see the stars emerging.  I have to say that I loved the little panda bear fabric that came in my Color Master FQ box.

1st two parts of the stars2nd two parts of the stars

Next I worked on sewing two of these rectangular blocks together. They have to be sewn in a specific order (per the pattern) so that the main star appears correctly.

Come back on January 17th for my final part and see how it all comes together and how I modified it to make the quilt longer for taller people or a twin bed.

For anyone who wants to make the quilt, the Fat Quarter Shop is holding a giveaway on Instagram. The guidelines and rules: Make the quilt and post pictures using the hashtags #starlingquilt and #AGFColorMaster on Instagram. On Friday, February 8, 2019, they will select 2 participants at random from the hashtag to win an Art Gallery Color Master Fat Quarter Bundle or BoxThe deadline to enter is Thursday, Feb 7 at 11:59PM CST. They will announce the winner on their Instagram Story on the 8th.

#fqsquiltalong #AGFColorMaster #starlingquilt

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