Welcome to my stop on the Wish Upon a Star Blog Hop! The hop is hosted by Carol, who blogs at Just Let Me Quilt.
There are over 40 participants in the hop which takes place over 5 days. Here are the others who are participating today. I'll list the rest of the quilters at the bottom of the post.
Sunlight in Winter Quilts (that's me)
I finally get to show you what I have been working on these past few weeks. I finished Rory's quilt! And look, the sun came out for long enough that I could get a decent photo outside.
This quilt was a joy to work on from start to finish. I'm not sure what these stars are called but they are made with some rulers which I borrowed from my friend Wendy. She loaned me two sets of rulers. I think these were the easy angles.
Most of the quilts I have seen using this block place a plain block between the stars. I wanted to make a toddler sized quilt finishing around 48" by 60" inches so I opted to place the 12" finished blocks side by side in the rows but staggered by 1/3 of the block. This gave me more star pizzaz in the quilt.
The quilting was done with a walking foot on my domestic machine. I decided to try out random straight lines as I thought they would look like rays of light bouncing around the stars. I used a light orange auriful thread which is one of my favourites.
I love this quilt so much that I'm thinking of asking Tessa if I can put it in the guild show in September and give it to her after that. He's not going to need it until it gets cold is he? Our guild show isn't juried so it doesn't have to be filled with amazing quilting or anything like that. Completing Rory's quilt was my OMG for May and the second finish for the second quarter of the 2018 Finish Along. You can find the original list here.
I'll leave you with a few more close ups of the critters in the blocks which will give you more close ups of the quilting.
Here's the complete list of those participating in the blog hop. I'm excited to see what everyone has made.