It's finished! This is the September quilt for my Do. Good Stitches Haven group. I had each member make a block from Melissa's Star Value tutorial. Yep, it's all made from one block!
First of all- I'm so jealous of everyone else's fabrics! There are lots of neat and vibrant colors and prints in here. You could sit under it for hours looking at each one.
And I must say that everyone did such a great job piecing. I only had maybe a couple spots where I had trouble matching corners. That's pretty good for having 10 different people working on a project!
As you can see- I had fun custom quilting it too! In each star is a geometric design. Each gray diamond is zig-zag meandered around and inside is a loop design. Then in the light area I kept it simple with a meander and a flower here and there in the larger areas.
The label. We have fancy custom printed labels to put on our quilts. The binding fabric I bought on a whim on a "end of the bolt" sale. I knew it would make great binding fabric and looked the best with this quilt out of all the other fabrics I auditioned.
I'm going to hate to see this quilt go. I really love it. And some friends who saw me working on it loved it too and wanted the link to the pattern.
The back is a vintage sheet I had picked up at a yard sale this summer. It was a bit of a buggar to hand bind through this thing. I had to come up with a make-shift leather thimble--a piece from an old purse I had laying around. (See that's why you keep junk like that around!) That helped out a lot, but it still took longer than usual to get it bound.
I want to give a special Big Thanks to Jessica who helped me finish this quilt. This quilt is going to a Women's Shelter in Rochester New York. I hope whoever is the recipient loves this quilt as much as I do!
Linking up to Finish it Friday.