Try a tool with Studio 180 and a GIVEAWAY
I got the Corner Beam tool.
I played in Electric quilt until I got a design I liked. I named the quilt: Hay Stars.
The fabric group that I am using is Peacock Plume and should be in your shops soon!
I picked my favorite fabrics for the star units and a few square in a square units.
The instructions for the tool are easy to follow, and the units are quick to sew.
I made 2 sizes of the unit. 4" and 2" . The 2" units are super cute!
There is so little waste in getting the units a perfect size.
The background fabrics I chose is Yolk. It is a super summery yellow and white fabric.
I keep a map close by when I am piecing the quilt together. This quilt is all 4" squares.
I don't have a design wall, but I do have longarm bars and a big floor! This is how I layout my quilt as I am stitching it together.
The quilt finished at 64" by 68", perfect lap size quilt.
Next up is the quilting plan.
I had thought about custom quilting it, but I love allover feathers and this just spoke to me! The design is Anne Bright, Simple Feathers .
The quilting in process with a yummy yellow variegated thread. I used Hobbs Cotton/Wool blend. It is my new favorite!
After quilting, I bound the quilt with 18" strips of all the focus fabrics. I love scrappy bindings.
I chose to take the quilt's portrait out in my hay field. It is now a hay bale cover!
And of course the super trendy slo mo unfurling of the quilt:
Giveaway: click here for the giveaway of this precut!
Its 2021 and even though things are looking up, we are still in the midst of a Pandemic. We really need to find some joy. The bright colors and act of creating with fabric can bring so much joy in a stressful time. I will continue to create while I am just beginning to start traveling and teaching. Follow me on Instagram to find more fun and colorful quilt projects (and some gardening and cooking too!). @bestquilter
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