Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Giant Constellation Star ✓

I've finally finished and managed to get some photos of my Giant Constellation Star Quilt!
It has turned out brilliantly! even if I do say so myself! 
Even after all of my backing and basting issues!
I bought a bundle of Constellations from Stash Modern Fabric over the Christmas holidays and then started the quilt in March.
I followed this tutorial here, the actual piecing of it was a breeze! I just dragged my heals getting it finished so added it to Q2 of my 2013 FAL List!  I quilted it very plainly using straight lines evenly spaced out.
I used Kona Ash for the background and Moon Phase - night for the binding. The backing is Kona Peacock with a strip my favourite Ikea Britten Nummer fabric.
I did add a small border all around the star and after washing it has finished up at 69"x72".
It is for my eldest son, who is 11 and he loves it! He really wanted me to make him a quilt and although I did steer him a lot towards the Constellations fabric, he picked which quilt he wanted it made into. (After a bit of browsing on the Brit Quilt group on Flickr.)
I used some handwriting lines fabric from Gumball's First School Day to make a label and just embroidered him a little note.
For an 11 year old boy, he was really pleased with it and it has had pride of place on his bed all weekend!
Son No.2 has now put in a request for his own quilt! I have enough to make another star, I could just change the background fabric......... we'll have to see if he is as easily influenced as his brother!
Thats 2 of 4 ticked off this quarters list! I'm not sure how much further I'll get with the other 2! 


  1. It's fab - no wonder he loves it. Love the picture of it in the dappled sunlight.

  2. This is lovely - and perfect for a boy growing up fast! Love the label - it's great that he knows that he is your superstar - he's got it in writing now! That 'lined paper' fabric is so perfect for the label.

  3. Wow it's gorgeous! Awesome fabric choices by you too :)

  4. Brilliant! I love the fabrics and I really want to try that pattern!

  5. Oh, it's wonderful! No wonder he's so taken by it!!

  6. Yay, well done, inspired choice of fabrics for a star!

  7. Lovely quilt Joanne, perfect for a boy, I am not surprised your son loves it.


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