|Stars for Asher|
I made a baby quilt for Asher using this great pattern.
I just loved the graphic nature of the quilt.
|I love using stripes on the bias for bindings.|
|Before the quilting and binding|
Well, Asher is all grown up (4 years old!) and needs a big boy 'Grandma' quilt to snuggle under.
(I don't think his mother ever let him 'use' his baby quilt ;)
I wanted to do something that referenced back to his baby quilt but was 'age appropriate' for him now. I found the great spaceship fabric at Joann's and decided to make a 'scrappy' looking quilt with the spaceships as the star fabric.
I cut strips the width of the fabric in various widths (1 1/2" - 4") pulling the bright colors from the spaceship fabric. I sub cut those strips in to 10" lengths. I even had a few of the fabrics that I had used in his baby quilt. I used the spaceship fabric in every block.
|Recognize any of these fabrics in the new quilt?|
I sewed a variety of strips together to give me an approximately 10" square. I pressed all of the seams open and squared the block off to 9 1/2". Believe it or not, it is very hard for me to be 'random'! I have to really concentrate to achieve a scrappy look.
|Details of the stars & suns quilting|
Once I laid out the quilt blocks out, I decided it needed a little more 'zip', something to add a visual pause in the busyness of the blocks. Before I could add the red/white polka dot corners, I had to finalize my layout because I was only placing the white dot fabric on the 'inner' blocks and only on opposite corners. I cut 3" squares out of the white with red polka dot. I drew a diagonal line on the wrong side of the square, laid two on each 'inner' block, sewed down the line, trimmed off the excess corner, folded back the dot and pressed.
|from Moda's Bakeshop|
For some reason, they remind me of the starfighters in Star Wars.
I backed it with a fun plaid flannel, bound it with the spaceship fabric and filled it with lots of love.
|I think he likes it!|