I have wanted to make one of these quilts (Bonnie Hunter's free pattern on her blog Quiltville.com) for a long time. I love scrap quilts and always have a stash of 2.5" squares which are needed for this Quilt design. However you do need a lot of neutrals for the stars and I realised there is a big gap in my stash where neutrals are concerned. This quilt pretty much cleared me out of neutral scraps although I have a lot of neutral 2.5" squares leftover ready for another Wonky Stars Quilt.
Close up of a block:
I did a lot of hand quilting with variegated pink Perle thread so it took a long time to complete. But I am really happy with the result, well worth all the time and effort.
The quilt is a large quilt, much bigger than the normal sizes I make baby quilts but this should be very useful for a long time as it will start as Playmat and snuggle-time blanket, then it could be used on the child's first bed.
It measures 42" wide and 55" long.
The piece of Froggy fabric I had in mind for the backing wasn't big enough so I rooted through my larger pink pieces and found a pretty flowered fabric which was exactly the same shade of pink as the background of the Froggy one. Although they are different patterns they really merge into one!
And here's a photo of the whole backing:
It is finished just in time for our Step granddaughter's baby which is due tomorrow. If it's a girl of course! I have a boy quilt ready as well.
So, that completes all of my "To Do" list. I am very pleased with myself!