Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Samurai Star: Finished Quilt

There are times when an idea strikes and then things just slide into place.  This was one of those projects.



Like some of you, I sometimes struggle with making "boy" quilts.  I've had some success with Jeni Baker's Modern Plus Quilt tutorial (see mine here), but wanted to try a new pattern.  I jumped over to my Pinterest page and remembered the Samurai Star tutorial from Amanda of A Crafty Fox (and Westwood Acres fabric shop).  As I went through my fabric stash, I remembered a bundle of fabric I bought from Jack and Lulu's London Calling line.  For me, the pattern and fabric were a great combination, though a bit busier than my usual taste.



The back of the quilt features some scraps of the front fabrics.  I think this is one of my favorite details to add to a quilt.  The quilting was kept simple with some hand-quilting around each of the stars.  I used the turn over edge of the backing for the binding which was hand-sewn.

I finished the quilt while vacationing in Utah and loved getting some pictures with greenery in the background.  Special thanks goes to the husband for helping me take pictures!


 

The quilt made it's way home to one of my nephews and I know it will be well loved!  Isn't that the point?

Plus, it's also very flattering to have the designer comment on your finished project.


5 comments:

  1. It's perfect and I love it!! :)

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  2. Love those prints... Domino Dot and those fun UK prints. My aunt used those in a project a while back and I've been thinking about them ever since! Lovely finish!

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