The first quilt of 2015 started out as a test of a new sizzix die paired with some left over blue backing fabric (the plaid). It was so much fun making the stars and using the trusty old hourglass die as star centers. Playing around on the design wall, I ended up using the stars as the sashing of plain 8" blocks. Wanting it to be a bit bigger, I framed it with the lovely constellation designed by Lizzy House and the bold yellow and blue grid from an old Anna Maria Horner line.
Ending up at 57" * 60", it is quilted both by machine in the ditch and by hand with perle cotton thread on the lovely Quilters Dream Select (mid weight) cotton batting. I am naming it constellations. Some quilts takes a lot of time to make, this one just happened while playing along. Love that!
Weather around here has been a challenge for outside picture taking. Luckily today my handsome quilt holding husband was a up for the task and managed to hold it straight as an arrow. Sometimes you just have to jump at the chance. Longing for spring and better photo shoots.
Wish you all Happy Valentines Day!