Friday, October 5, 2018

Bohemian Baby Star Burst


Time to celebrate a long over due quilt finish!!  When a quilty friend of mine told me a few months ago she was expecting, I was so happy for her!!!  I know this baby will never grow up wanting for quilts, because it is being born into a family rich with quilters, but I had to make a quilt.  That's what we do!  After inquiring about how she intended to decorate the nursery, I knew these prints in Kate Spain's Voyage would be perfect; modern, fun and kind of bohemian.



Star Blossom is a beginner friendly, piece up quickly and an original design here in Wonderland.  If you'd like to learn more about it or pick up a copy you can find it here in my Craftsy Store.




I dug into my trusty Aurifil stash to audition threads.  What I came up with sort of surprised me.  For the blue purple sections, #2775 Steel Blue and #2715 Robins Egg added a nice accent to the fabrics.  Originally, I planned to used threads that leaned more to the purple side, but in the end blue tones won.  #2435 Peachy Pink added a pleasantly subtle contrast to the orange prints and #2024 White melted beautifully into the back ground fabrics.

Each time I quilt a Star Blossom Quilt, I like to try something different.  This time, I played with radiating lines and cross hatching.



I love how both motif's played into the quilt.  Both gave the quilt soft texture and added just the right amount of visual interest to the background of the quilt.

When it came time to bind the quilt, I found myself stuck.  My first thought was to bind the quilt in one of the beautiful orange fabrics.  Second thought the border fabric.



Of course the answer was right under my nose.  After stepping away and coming back the correct answer was a flange binding.




The tiny orange flange gave it just the pop it needed without over powering the rest of the quilt.

How about a few more fun shots of the quilt?







I love everything about this quilt.  It's a fun challenge work with colors normally out of your comfort zone.  I think I pulled it off.  I'm also excited, because I believe another recent finish of mine (pattern to be released very soon) will be traveling with this quilt as well.  I was contacted shortly after making Star Blossom about purchasing the other quilt (still needs a name).  Turns out, they are buying it for the same person!



Thanks for stopping by.  If you are new to Wonderland, please come back tomorrow and join us in the UFO Busting linky party.  Don't let the title fool you, though, it's a party for everyone.  Not just us UFOers.


Today I'm linking up with Finished or Not Friday, TGIFF, and Can I Get A Whoop! Whoop!

12 comments:

chrisknits said...

How cute is that Starburst!!! I love flange bindings, I need to remember to use them more often.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

What a wonderful baby quilt. It is sure to be treasured. Your other quilt looks great too and definitely complements this one.

-Soma

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

The flange binding is the *perfect* solution and is a beautiful way to finish the quilt. And how awesome that the new quilt will be traveling to the same family, too!

Kathleen said...

Eventhough she will never want for quilts, I know she knows the work and will love having this one from you! The flange is a great binding and just perfect on this quilt. The quick finish never hurts either.

Laura said...

Love the flanged binding. I've been working outside my colour norms as well choosing magenta, oranges and yellows (hot colours!) for a 100 days 100 blocks project I'm working on. Has been very instructive.

KaHolly said...

It’s a beaut! And the quilting is absolutely perfect! Loving the color combination, too. Very nice, Tish!

piecefulwendy said...

This is just a beautiful quilt, Tish! Love that fabric, the quilting, and that flange binding! What a fun finish!

Janice Holton said...

Tish, it turned out wonderfully! Love BOHO quilts! I enjoyed the saying shown on the selvage of that fabric. Nice! It's so fun to see quilty friends of mine publishing and selling pattern designs. Good for you! WHen did you add the Madd Quilter header? I must have missed that post!

Stitchin At Home said...

A beautiful quilt Tish! Love the quilting you nailed it those radiating lines and crosshatch YES!

Emily said...

It's lovely! The flange binding was absolutely the right choice! I love just that little bit of orange to frame the quilt.

Jayne said...

Gorgeous little quilt Tish! I love that you try new quilting designs with each quilt, each one perfect at the time! My first thought was orange binding too, but the flanged binding couldn't be more perfect!

Susan said...

That is a wonderful design, and I really like the way it's quilted. The overall look of it is just beautiful! How nice that two of your makes will be gifted to the same baby. =)

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