Monday 13 October 2014

.: Cotton + Steel Giant Vintage Star quilt top :.

I signed up for Pink Castle's Cotton + Steel Fat Quarter Club, because I wanted all the Cotton + Steel.  I've been steadily growing a little pile of fat quarters, and thought I should make a whole Cotton + Steel something.  The obvious something-choice - thought I - was a quilt using Jeni's Giant Vintage Star quilt tutorial.  I've loved all the quilts I've seen made from Jeni's pattern, and have long wanted to give it a go.

To mix things up (or complicate them and make the quilt-making-process a lot longer than it needed to be) I decided to use 12 different low volume fabrics for the background - some, as you can see, are higher in volume than others!  I love the mix and the movement they create.

[I am not loving the little wasp nest in the top left of the pic ... I think it's empty ... though I should check before I get the girls to hold up any more quilts right next to it, that would be a good parenting move]
I'll definitely make another big star quilt (I say that as though this quilt top is actually a finished quilt ... which it's not, just yet) - it really does sew together very quickly, and would make a great gift.  If you used the same background fabric for the whole quilt, it would come together even more quickly! I'm definitely keeping this one, since, you know, Cotton + Steel AND all the awesome background fabrics.

Hope you've had a great weekend.  xoxo cat


  1. What a fantastic use of those gorgeous FQs!!

  2. I love it! I really want to buy some cotton + steel soon!

  3. Love it, this has been on my to do list, two reasons, big and fast hahahaha As usual you have done an amazing job and the fabric just compliments the pattern :)

  4. This is fabulous I love that every block is different and the fabrics you've used are some of my all time faves. It's just perfect.


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