Thursday, January 19, 2017

First Finish of 2017!

It's amazing what can get finished when there is a deadline involved!

We know several young women who are expecting babies around the end of March to mid-April. I felt like I had plenty of time to make baby quilts until the baby shower invitations started showing up! The first shower is this Saturday for our niece Ashley. The baby quilt was started on Dec. 20th and finished on Wednesday, Jan. 17th.  Less than a month--that's speedy for me! The only thing missing is a label.

Star Cluster baby quilt
37.5" square

For the back I made a large nine-patch out of flannel prints to keep it all cozy and cuddly. The quilting is mostly diagonal lines following the piecing seams. 

My inspiration was a quilt called Interlocking Stars, shared almost two years ago by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Her inspiration was a pattern called Star Cluster by Judy Martin. Judy's pattern is for a block that finishes at either 12" or 16". Sarah super-sized the pattern into a 64" single-block quilt. Mine is just over half that size, coming out at 37.5" after washing and drying .

12 or 16" block
Interlocking Stars by Sarah Craig

I am linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation, Let's Make Baby Quilts at Michelle's Romantic Tangle, Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts, and Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts

Have a wonderful, quilty weekend!

Julie in GA


  1. Very cute, I also loved Sarah's, now I love yours too;)

  2. Super cute! Sure to be loved.

  3. Yay for your first 2017 finish! Finishes are a big deal for me so I'm celebrating with you. Love how you made this. :)

  4. That is lovely. I have saved the same pattern for a future quilt.

  5. Great baby quilt! So good to get the first finish done for the year.

  6. That is a fabulous quilt. Congrats on such a lovely finish.

  7. Beautifully done! Congrats on the quick finish!

  8. I love stars, and this design is such a clever way to put them together.


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