My Little Black Dress Star Burst quilt is finished! The weather has been so fickled and another few days of snow expected - I took photos inside so I could post up for the finale' of Melissa's quilt along. I waited for my Moe to take his morning 'property stroll' so I wouldn't have him claiming this quilt again. I used smaller cuts so I could use a layer cake and had 16" blocks. I put it in a 9-block setting and two borders with a finish size of 72" square.
I just love all the fabrics in this line and it was so fun to play with. I don't think I can pick a favorite 'star' block within this quilt - I love them all.
I just love paisleys and could just do a whole quilt with this one! And I love the stripes mixed in for a bit of fun.
This particular print is what was used to inspire the quilting. Soft leaves, curling vines and a bit of a swirl. I had thought about quilting in black but thought that was too strong for this quilt. So a soft buttercream was chosen. The quilting was done by longarmer, Ron Lower, of Middleburgh, NY.
And who doesn't like polka dots! Just an old fashion feel to this quilt. I chose a Benartex charcoal grey with scrolling light grey leaves and vines for the backing. The white on white background is also a Benartex.
And I used my SIL's machine to make my label - still a learning curve, but for a first time I am pleased with it. Thank you Melissa for such a lovely quilt along, pattern, and I am over the moon with my quilt. You can see some of the other quilts made during this quilt along HERE . There will be a parade of finished quilts in March.