Wonky Circle of Stars Quilt

Wendy and I have been best friends since we were teenagers (ok, SHE was a teenager and I was a wee bit older). We were roommates at Penn State, lived in Pittsburgh together, made the big move to Los Angeles, married 5 months apart, had baby boys 6 months apart and baby girls 2 months apart. We’ve been very fortunate to have both our lives be in sync for so long.

One of the first quilts I ever made was for her son, Ben.  The poor boy actually deserves a bigger quilt from me, because it is a teeny-tiny stroller quilt and he’s a big 3 year-old now.

Elephant baby quilt

When Wendy told me she was having a baby girl, I got right to work on quilt for her.

Wendy is a sucker for all things tiffany blue, sleek modern lines and Audrey Hepburn. When I saw VeryKerryBerry’s Wonky Circle of Stars Quilt, I thought it was the perfect mix of classic (the stars), simple (lots of negative space) and modern (the wonkiness).  I dug into my stash of aquas and greys for the palette.

I used Free Spirit “Arctic White” for the background and it is SOOOOO soft.  If you have never touched Free Spirit solids, please do yourself a favor and check them out (and no, I am not being compensated for anything I plug on this blog).

The backing is Bliss Flannel (also so soft!) “Party Polka Dot” in Robin’s Egg Blue. I am in love with the binding which is Riley Blake “Sweet Divinity”.  Just a touch of pink and red to give a little feminine flair.

I tried doing swirls in the quilting, but keep in mind that I was about 9 months pregnant when I quilted it.  I was working fast and there was a BIG belly in my way!

I hope Elle spends many happy hours snuggling with her quilt!

I’m linking up with  Fabric Tuesday at “Quilt Story” and with TGIFF at “Blossom Heart Quilts”

 Fresh Poppy Design

9 thoughts on “Wonky Circle of Stars Quilt

  1. I can only imagine how soft that quilt is with the free spirit solid on the front and flannel backing. Love the colours, so soft and delicate. what a lovely gift!

  2. Hey I just wanted to say that I have really enjoyed your renewed dedication to blogging – a bit of visual candy in my otherwise email heavy days. Especially enjoyed this one of course…and am amazed at all your creations. They are beautiful!

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