I'm so happy to finally show this quilt. It is my favorite quilt (so far). It is me. I love how it is so simple without being boring. I saw a very small quilt made with these wonky stars on Flickr that I just couldn't get out of my mind so I used that as my inspiration. I couldn't stop with just the one square, I had to make it bigger and bigger and bigger. It's about 103" x 103" now. It's a monster!
The two colors are Kona white and Kona tomato. A tremendous amount of Kona tomato actually. The woman I ordered the fabric from probably thought I was a nut. At first I was just going to make a small square so I only ordered 1 yard. Then I decided to increase the size so I ordered another 4 yards. Then, I decided to go all the way with it and ordered another 9 yards. Geez-e-petes. I ordered all the fabric from the same source so I could fool myself into believing it all came from the same bolt. If it didn't, I don't want to know about it.
The Grandmomma (aka my mother-in-law) quilted it for me. She couldn't have done a better job on it. I love it! Thank you so much Grandmomma. You are awesome! That woman is amazingly talented. She would rather be boiled in hot grease than quilt using a pantogram on her long arm machine so she custom quilts everything she does. I don't know how she does it, but she does. I need to show you some of her creations one day. I left the quilting design all up to her imagination and she totally rocked it.
Look, she even stitched my name and the year on it as a surprise for me.
The backing fabric is from the Poppy Lane by Alice Kennedy fabric line. It took forever and a day for me to decide what to put on the back of this quilt but I'm so happy with my choice. This one is going on my bed. I'm planning to paint our bedroom a wonderful shade of aqua to go with it. yum!
Linking up to Summer Fair over on Gen X Quilters. I'm looking forward to perusing all the different entries over there. Now if I had a funnel cake, some cotton candy and a corn dog to eat while I'm looking it might feel like I was really at a fair.