The Star Quilt – Behind the Seams

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Y’all! I finished another EPP Quilt!

My original inspiration for this quilt was a photo I saw on the Instagram account, @ihavethisthingwithfloors, when I saw this I KNEW I wanted to make the pattern into a quilt.

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When my sister was accepted into grad school in London, I thought I would make the quilt for her so she could take it with her. (HA) I started the quilt in January of 2018. She was set to leave for school in September so I figured I would have plenty of time to get it done, again HA.

After finding some London themed fabric that I KNEW would be amazing for fuzzy cutting I decided to find other fabric that meant something to her and fussy cut it. The stars went together quickly. Here are most of them in progress:

I decided to keep the background a neutral gray since most of the stars were SO jam-packed with color. Where I ran into trouble was the edge, how should I finish it? I decided I wanted to give the illusion that the quilt extended on forever so I fussy cut just two pieces of each of the stars for the edge. I ended up completely finishing the top in August of 2019. Here are some in-progress shots of the quilt coming together, along with the completed top:

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Then I moved and it got stuck in a closest for a couple of months until I finally pulled it out and quilted it in November 2019. So a little under two years and this baby is DONE! I am going to wait and give it to her for Christmas this year! I went with a simple, stitch in the ditch quilting, around all of the stars. I was hoping to make them pop from the background and hopefully complete the quilting easily!

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Here is the quilt round up:

  • Pattern: N/A
  • Fabric: Kona Cotton for the background, various fussy cut pieces in the back, sourced from Etsy, Joanns, and Hobby Lobby
  • Quilting: Stitch in the Ditch on my Domestic Machine

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