Since our first grandson was born last June, my sewing room has seen the making of many baby-themed projects, including quilts for strollers, car seats and play, receiving blankets, burp cloths, and lots of bibs, both traditional and bandana. Nothing better than sending off a quilty treat to DGS! That has also meant my stash has grown with a variety of baby-themed flannel, especially boy baby-themed flannels! So even though I said I was putting away my flannels for the year, the chilly weather has kept me inside playing with them. I wanted to make a crib quilt for the shop, the Artisans Collective Gift Shop. You can read about the shop HERE . The shop opens in mid-June so I turned to the trusty free pattern of Star Bright, grabbed my "boy" flannels and this is the result.
This is the second time I have used this pattern and it won't be my last. The first was made for my grand-niece HERE. The quilt is made entirely from 6" squares, with a few HSTs thrown in the mix to make the star. Within a couple of days, I went from choosing the fabrics to taking pictures of the finished quilt. I used two different dinosaur prints and a funky elephant parade fabric for the star and binding, mixed with my solids of blue, grey and white.
The quilt finishes at 40" x 45" so fit on the dining room table pretty easily for the pinning.
I quilted it with rows of serpentine stitching spaced about 2.5" apart, from top to bottom.
Yesterday was sunny, so I took my outdoor/clothesline pictures then and finished sewing the binding on this morning.
I wanted it to stand up to lots of washing so attached the binding by machine.
I'm thrilled that I was able to finish this so quickly and enjoyed making it so much. Now to get back to a work in progress, like my blue school house quilt. I still have about 20 of the scrappy Irish chain blocks to make to use as the alternate blocks so I better get going!
It's a great day for quilting!