Hello! Today I'm sharing some pics of my Hollow Star quilt. I have quilts everywhere in my house, but I have never made one for my own bed! This is the first! We have had a quilt on our bed for maybe two decades now that my mom purchased at an Amish quilt auction, and the fabrics are shredding. It is definitely time for a fresh quilt!
The pattern for this quilt is Hollow Star by Krista Moser. It features the Creative Grids 8-1/2" 60 Degree Diamond Ruler. Please click the link to Krista's website and check out her fun patterns. I love them all. She takes fabulous photos of her quilts. It is a joy just to browse her pages.
The finished size of the quilt pattern is 81 x 84, but I needed a bigger quilt for my queen size bed. So I enlarged the pattern by adding some extra stars. This thing is huge! I'm not sure what I was thinking.
The fabrics are a mixture of batiks that I purchased at a sale at The Quilt Company a few years ago, not knowing what I would be using them for at the time. I didn't have quite enough of the background fabric, but I improvised with an off-white batik you can see in some of the star centers.
I quilted with a pale yellow thread using the pantograph Leaf Crown. I have a purple batik fabric for binding that still needs to be stitched on.
Here's something you'll never see in the pages of Better Homes and Gardens - a CPAP machine on the nightstand in the pretty bedroom photo shoot. Well, this is real life, and that is the best picture I could get without rearranging the furniture. I think it's lovely.
Here's our kitty Butterscotch who likes hanging out with us and the quilts. Thanks for taking the time to visit. Enjoy the day!
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!