|It measures 34 1/4" square. The grey is Kona Charcoal.|
The stars were made following Better Off Thread's tutorial. I bought a design roll (only 12 strips of fabric) of Amy Butler's Alchemy just to make a star for fun. I thought I was going to make a little wall hanging, but then I realized I had enough fabric to make 1.5 half(ish) stars. So I decided to put a half(ish) star on the front and back, and quilt it to be double sided. I used two layers of batting for the first time (warm and natural and some 80/20 scraps I had). I added the hanging sleeve in the binding so that either side can be displayed (see my tutorial here)
|Feather Plume quilting inspired by Angela Walters.|
|Detail of the mariner's compasses (I drew that out first following Green Fairy Quilts tutorial)--the sun is shining from behind it.|
My biggest, and really only, regret is choice of fabric for the pink side:
|Do you see all those shadow-y lines? Ignore the spots, they are just raindrops.|
The pink fabric is some hand-me-down fabric from a friend. I'm not a pink person, but love how well it worked with the pinks in the star. Since I was just planning on this being a little fun quilt (and not a show quilt), I didn't think about what kind of fabric I was using. I'm sure it's some sort of poly/cotton blend. I have no idea why the seams turned grey, but it is very frustrating and disappointing! Makes me want to purge all of the questionable-quality fabrics from my stash and only get the good stuff! Lesson learned: don't use the thin, cheap-feeling fabrics for quilts. Just don't!
|This is my favorite part of the back!|
|I love the curved part, and the half feathers! They were inspired by this quilt.|
|A little harder to see with the pink thread, but still adds nice texture.|
The only thing I haven't figured out is where to add my name and the date. I think I'll write it somewhere tiny on the pink side. And then I plan to hang it in my sewing room until August! On to the next quilt!