Thursday, May 8, 2014

Wee Wander Star Quilt

I love baby quilts. They are such a fun, quick, satisfying finish. This little quilt is for a friend expecting her first baby next month. I fell in love with the Wee Wander fabric, but had no ideas to use it until I found out my friend was having a girl.


I used the Designer Star pattern from May Chappell. I carefully pieced each HST to make sure the directional prints were oriented correctly. It took longer than normal, but was so worth it. This quilt would drive me nuts if all the prints were going crazy directions.

This is my last printed blue chair tag. I recently ordered woven tags and am so excited for them to arrive. Unfortunately, they are coming from Hong Kong which means I'll likely see them sometime in June.

I used smaller cuts of my favorite prints from the line for the backing. The other half of that border print will be showing up in another post in the near future-- as soon as I can get my daughter to model the dress I made for her from it.

I added the skinny 1/2" finished border of pink because I felt the design needed a little something extra. I love how it sets off the star. The final border is about 2 1/2" because that's all I had left of the background print. I love buying fabric, but I love using it up just as much.

The final size on this quilt is about 38" square. It's now with it's new owner. I hope she gets lots of use from it.

25 comments:

  1. A pretty, pretty quilt! The back is as perfect as the front!

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  2. Love, love this quilt. It is amazing. What a special gift.

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  3. That is a lovely quilt! I'm sure it will be treasured for a long time.

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  4. Soooo cute!!! I Love how you pieced the back, it looks like a fairy tale scene waiting to be told! Oh, and I have the same issue with matching up directional prints. VERY time consuming but so worth it - so beautiful!!!

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  5. It turned out so beautiful!

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  6. This quilt is just adorable! I love how you did the small bright border around the star, I think it just sets it off. Such cute fabric, how can anyone not love this fabric collection.

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  7. This is gorgeous! It's given me the perfect inspiration to make a quilt for my aunt.

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  8. This quilt is adorable! I love that fabric and supersized blocks are perfect for baby quilts.

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  9. I love how you fussy cut the fabric just right so that those ponies appeared in the coral blocks. And great use of the fabrics for the backing... I always struggle with directional prints and never thought of using them for the back. Who would ever want to cut up those girls catching fireflies?

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  10. So super sweet Kati! I love that WW line too. You have really made it shine!!!

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  11. so very beautiful! The front and back are gorgeous!

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  12. What a sweet little quilt. I love how the horses looked on the front and your back is wonderful. It is definitely a keeper and a reversible quilt too. Nice work.

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  13. Such a pretty quilt! I love the idea with the skinny border, it really makes all the difference!

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  14. Beautiful! (I love this line so much.) Where are you getting your new labels from?

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  15. This quilt is a delight! A beautiful present for your friend and her little daughter - congratulations!

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  16. Gorgeous quilt! I like the narrow border.

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  17. Super pretty. Very good use of that fabric!

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  18. oh so pretty. Why are all my friends having boys!!

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  19. Fantastic! You can never go wrong with orange and pink in my book :) You're right, the narrow border nicely frames the star. Very well done!

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  20. What a great quilt...and all the better because of the care you took in fabric direction. Your bindings are so perfect too! Can you please share with me who the fabric labels are being made by.

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  21. This is so pretty. I have just invested in a little of this fabric line, but wish I could buy more!

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  22. That is gorgeous! I love the horses. I would have freaked out to be given a gift like that when I was a little girl. :)

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