Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Funky Christmas Stars Quilt

I've been trying my hardest to get all my in-progress quilts DONE once and for all.  I'm ashamed to say that this quilt top was started way back in the fall of 2009.  

I made it with the intention of using it at Christmas time.  I like that it doesn't scream Christmas.  

Here are some close-up's of the different fabrics I used.  I really have no idea what any of them are anymore as it was so long ago when I used them.  Some are designer, some are not. 

This was one of the quilts I sent out to have quilted last week.  Though not as satisfying as doing it myself, it is such a huge relief to have it finally done!!   

I think part of the reason it hung out in the unfinished pile for so long is because I wasn't sure I'd be able to find the right backing fabric.  When I came across this print (Mingle Circles in Leaf by Robert Kaufman) I knew I'd hit the jackpot.  It was pretty much perfect.

The binding...was exactly what I had envisioned as well!

Funny story:  I took a bunch of scraps from this quilt to my LQS when I was searching for a backing.  I immediately decided on the awesome Mingle Circles.  When I took it up to the front for cutting the ladies at the store were like "I'm not so sure that one even goes with your scraps.  Maybe you could find something a little more suitable to match."   I'm happy to report that I didn't let them sway me in the least.  Just goes to show that everyone's opinion /tastes can be different and still work!

Finished Measurements:  52" by 63"
The tutorial for the stars comes from here.
There are a million and one pictures of inspiration on flickr if you look under Wonky Stars and Maverick Stars.
I'm linking up at Freshly Pieced and Quilt Story.


  1. I really like the quilt. I started a wonky quilt, but only got about 4-5 stars done, before other projects popped up. This gives me the push to finish mine. I used the same tutorial that you did.

  2. Looks really nice--sometimes I can't get wonky enough on those stars.

    I think the backing is awesome. "To each his own" as Mom would say--LQS lady.

  3. oh wow. i love this!!! it looks great. those kind of stars are my favorite

  4. cute wonky star quilt! Love the colors!

  5. very nice. I love the colors and the backing is perfect :)

  6. Very cool! I like christmas stuff that doesn't beat you over the head with the theme.

  7. You know I love this one.

    (and I'm impressed by your pics)

  8. Your quilt rocks! And I have learned NEVER to listen to the ladies at the fabric store! This Christmas I went there with the intention of buying 4 meters of fabric for some capes I was sewing for my boys. That is how much the pattern said and she SWAYED me - that is WAY too much fabric she said - and I listened. Imagine my frustration when I got home to cut the fabric and really did need 4 meters! Happy Wip wednesday! Kim

  9. very pretty! i've been wanting to make a wonky star block quilt for some time ... i may just have to break out the scraps...yours is beautiful!

  10. I love it--especially the backing fabric.
    How does it feel to whittle away at the works in progress? I should try that.

  11. Gorgeous! I love wonky stars - they're on my to do list.

  12. I really really adore this! I love the mix of traditional and modern, so great! Thanks for linking up to Fabric Tuesday!

  13. SO glad you finished this fresh quilt. The funky stars make it happen. And I feel your pain in finding backing fabrics but you scored on this one, it is perfect in color and in pattern.
    Just lovely.

  14. I love your quilt, it's bright and beautiful. And don't feel bad about your quilt being started in 2009 and just finished now... I have two that were started in the 80's... they're still waiting to be finished. BUT they're on the list!



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