I finally got my Scrappy Wonky Star cot quilt/play mat/knee warmer completed! This small quilt was just over a year in the making. My first wonky star [ever] was the pink one [made sometime in 2011] and then the red, the blue with denim and the purple stars soon followed - shown in one of my first blog posts in January 2012. Then it all sat. And sat. And sat until I finally made a few more stars. I finally stitched them all together, added the border and basted the quilt in December 2012. And tonight I finished it - January 18 2013. The efforts of a year+...
This little quilt has the softest organic Cloud 9 flannel on the back plus 80/20 wadding so it will be a lovely cuddly and warm blanket for sure! I used lots of scraps from a variety of swaps and stash and love how it all turned out in the end! I especially love wonky stars and these ones have lots of plaids and checks and homespun which makes me happy, and reflects my fabric tastes pre-2012 when I thought quilts were always plaid and 'aged' or vintage looking! The plaids here create a fun and funky cottage-y feel and the scrappy border I added has grown on me. I love it with the scrappy binding!
I stitched an outline on the outside and inside of each star plus the border so each piece of pieced and scrappy fabric has some stitching through it, which I hope will make a really sturdy quilt that can withstand numerous washes over the years. I did machine binding on this one for speed and durability.
I still have 9 WiP quilts started in 2012 to complete so enough talking - I'm off to sew!!