My intention was that I wasn't going to make anything new in January and that I would just complete some UFOs and WIPs. Ha, ha, dreaming! (Anything to avoid doing school work...)
I could not resist the challenge of trying out this pattern and trying to win
a fat quarter bundle in the process and so I have made this Starling lap quilt
after seeing a Fat Quarter Shop quiltalong on Instagram.
The pattern is called the Starling Quilt (can you see the birds in it?) and it is great for fat quarters -
I used a bundle of Art Gallery Fabrics 'Imprint' collection that I have had in my stash for a couple of years and added some new yardage of the light grey print and the blue-black print.
|Size: 52.5" square|
For the backing I used two aqua prints from my stash (yay for stashbusting!) and I made a scrappy binding from leftovers of the fat quarters.
The pattern is super easy to follow and I had the top made and basted in one day, with a simple all over curved line pattern of quilting done with the walking foot (inspired by Jacquie Gering)
all done the next day.
When making the starling blocks there were a lot of half triangle cut-offs that I decided to
sew up with other scrappy leftovers from the fat quarters to make another quilt...
usually I would stuff them in a scrap bin until I 'get round to it' so I am feeling quite proud