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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Steph in Aus on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton fabric, mostly from the Amy Butler "Lotus" collection

Steph in Aus on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I am so proud of doing this entirely by myself, from choosing the fabrics, figuring out how to quilt it and even hand-sewing the binding - all 9.5 meters of it!!! I have a tiny, cheap machine and not a lot of space in my work area, so this king-sized quilt was a challenge. I could not have done it without learning the split-batting method from the class "Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine".

Steph in Aus on craftsy.com

Brilliant! Well done! You are an inspriation to all those people who don't think they can make a decent sized quilt because their machine is, they think, too small! You've shown them just how successful they could be if only they have the courage to try!

10/06/2012 Flag

(blushing) Thank you!!

10/06/2012 Flag

Your first "real quilt"...that's like the carpenter who starts with a house instead of a book case!!! The piecing alone (forget the quilting) was quite a challenge . I have seen other samples on here of the swoon. Gorgeous. They have the pattern at my local quilt shop, but I forbid myself to take it on as I have loads of ideas spinning in my head that I want to work on while I am still in my 60's - Next year I'll be 70 LOL ...I also don't want my family to find all my stash piles after I'm dead Congrats on a job well done!

10/06/2012 Flag

Thank you! That's so kind. My motto seems to be "How hard can it be?" which can get me into trouble at times! Add this one to your list for your 70s - I think I'll be 70 before I'll be fully recovered from this one! :)

10/07/2012 Flag

Your quilt is supper lovely. I love the big size of the squares. How big are your star squares? Nice job, well done. What's next?

10/06/2012 Flag

Thank you! The blocks each finish at about 22 inches square - give or take. :)

10/07/2012 Flag

Wow, I'm so impressed with your work on this quilt! I have this one on my "to-do" list, after learning about the method from Camille Roskelly's class. (You added an extra row of blocks, right?) Your quilt is an inspiration! I want to try it with Kaffe Fassett florals.

05/16/2014 Flag

Thank you! I added an extra row of 3 blocks because our bed is king-sized, but it's still not big enough. I think it should probably be 4 blocks across and 4 blocks long, maybe with a wider border, too. This pattern would be stunning with Kaffe Fassett fabrics! I'll look forward to seeing yours!

05/16/2014 Flag