I can now say I have a Christmas quilt!
Take a good look and then try and forget it
I can also now tick off Red and White quilt
from my list of 'must makes'
I knew exactly the look I was going for with this quilt,
everything had to be simple.
I began with some Kona cotton 'lipstick'
purchased from Simply Solids.
Thankfully I did a prewash as this colour has a tendency to bleed
and boy did it!
The white fabric is a new vintage sheet that apparently
belonged to my Nan.
I've used my favourite 60 degree diamond template
to create the stars using the English Paper piecing method.
I matched the red thread for the stars
therefore you cannot see any whipstitches at all.
The diamonds measure 2.5 inches per side.
The quilt measures approx 50 x 70 inches
which is a great size for a sofa quilt.
The wadding is Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 cotton blend
purchased from The Cotton Patch.
The backing and binding came from a Kirstie Allsopp bedding range.
I hand quilted the entire quilt with simply lines about an inch apart.
I used Anchor perle 8 cotton
purchased from Sew and So.
I finished with a label naming my quilt
Star of Wonder
which is a nod toward Christmas.
It took me approximately 15 weeks to stitch,
I think the simplicity of the colour definitely helped
and the need to complete it in plenty of time
so I could hide it away
for a long period before bringing it out in December!