Wonky Stars, Blasting Off

Baby boy quilt is well underway. The final layout uses almost all of the fabric I had, and that’s a very good thing!



I was having a hard time figuring out what I wanted to do in order to make this quilt larger. I started with nine 9-patch blocks and added from there.  I knew I had plenty of fabric, but I just didn’t know which direction to go, and then hubby suggested putting a single row of blocks between each of the sets of 9-patches. That helped use up more of the squares I had already cut which is a very good thing.  I didn’t want to have any leftover fabric, and I wanted this to be a decent sized quilt so it would be used for several years.

It won’t be long until the top is finished. It has come together pretty quickly, but sadly it will be a while until I can get back to the longarm machine – we’re just too busy through the end of August and I don’t know when I will carve out the time to go.




About msminnesota

I'm a wife, mom of two (one blue, one pink), and I work full time. Our family loves to camp, and we're often on mini adventures during the summer. My fall/winter/spring/rainy day hobby is quilting. I started about 10 years ago, then put everything away when The Blue One was born. A few years ago a good friend decided to take up this 'hobby' and I've been back at it ever since. She's my partner in crime (A.K.A. 'the enabler'). I have no aspirations of becoming a quilt designer - I'm just not that good at geometry (I rely on my math major/computer programmer husband to help with piecing backs at times!). This little blog is my way of chronicling my quilting adventures. Occasionally I post about non-quilting things as well. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to say HI! IG: wannabequilter
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9 Responses to Wonky Stars, Blasting Off

  1. Tracy says:

    I REALLY like where you are going with this! I’ve just started on a won’t stars and nine patch too. I’m not entirely sure – but I might like yours better! Maybe ill have to do a second version w my scraps… 🙂

  2. Hubby’s suggestion works well – and you just may find the time to quilt it sooner than you think. Maybe you could use your regular machine.

    • msminnesota says:

      I just might do it myself. The biggest things I’ve done so far are table runners. But straight line quilting, with a walking foot and guide can’t be too hard….can it? 🙂

  3. allisonreidnem says:

    The way you’ve arranged the blocks looks great and it is lovely when there’s no leftovers from a project!

  4. Pingback: Wonky Stars – Top Done! | Wanna-Be-Quilter

  5. Fun fabrics for a baby boy quilt. It’s looking great.

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