This quilt’s name had originally been Queen Terrain but someone (that’s me) was a little absent minded when she named it cause the measurements of the finish are not quite queen size. This quilt (unwashed) finished to 86″ x 86″ so I’ve needed to rename it but nothing sticks quite right so I guess Wishing Upon Spring Stars will have to do cause I am certainly ready for spring.
But it looks so beautiful against the white snow that I can’t help but smile anyways.
This beauty is based on a Moda Bake shop quilt: Charming Stars it’s made of Kate Spain’s Terrain line + Kona White. I added an extra row and column of star blocks and skipped the corner stones and added a thick green border to help ground the quilt a bit.
It was the second quilt I ever started and we’ve gone through some turmoil, me and this quilt. It was packed away as a UFO for over a year, then I finished the top and sent it to the long arm to be quilted by Brenda at the Fabric Stash and then it proceeded to sit AGAIN for a year until I finally took the time to bind it.
There’s a bit of emotion tied to this quilt too and now that life has changed I think it’s time to let this one go find another home. This will be the very first non-comission quilt I ever try to sell so we will see how that goes!
I used a mix of coordinating prints on the back with some creative piecing of some scraps of jelly roll and layer cake on the front.
I had the longarm do a simple pano, I’d initially intended on something more custom and maybe hand quilting to make the stars pop but I made the right decision.
Does anyone else have that moment where you can’t take enough pictures of a quilt cause it makes your heart grow seeing is finished?
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