Monday, March 31, 2014

Happy Quilting Quilt Alongs

I actually finished a quilt along on time! (well, the top anyway)  Wonders never cease!

It's the Star Light Star Bright quilt along from Happy Quilting, and I love the way it turned out.

I picked the floral fabric first, then chose the others from it.  The gray is a DS print and the other 2 are JoAnn's.  They are all nice and thick, so I got lucky finding higher quality fabrics.  All I knew going in was that I didn't want to do one of the usual backgrounds (white, gray, dark gray, etc.).  I chose Kona Pool, and I am so glad I went outside my comfort zone.  I made the 28" blocks, and changed the pattern slightly so that all 4 fabrics were in each block, and the centers were 1 piece instead of a four-patch.  I even made a mockup to keep up with the colors (nerd.)  I think this one will be an 18th birthday/high school graduation gift for my baby sister.

This next one was also a Happy Quilting QAL from last summer, called Star Surround.  I finished it last month, so if I can quilt it in 2014 I will consider it timely!

I love it so much.  It was one of the more time-consuming and finnicky projects I've done (so many points), but it was worth it.  It has my favorite colors (it's a bundle from The Intrepid Thread which included some Koi, Shelbourne Falls, Art Gallery, and a few others).  LOVE.

Now just need to figure out how to quilt them!


  1. They both are just stunning!!! What gorgeous finishes!!! I love the background color you choose as well. It really adds so much to the overall design. And your Star Surround is Stunning!!!! And I agree, so , so, so many points, but yes, totally worth it. It really came out just fantastic and that was one of my favorite bundles from Julie. Just stunning!!! Amazing finishes, both of them. And I can't wait to see how you quilt them :)

  2. ooooh. love them both but especially the star surround! bravo!