Wonky Star Quilt finished

I finally finished my wonky star quilt. I had blogged about finishing the top a month or so ago and it has taken me a while to actually get it quilted.  I am really pleased with how it turned out.  It is a true scrap quilt using different colour bits and pieces for the stars as well as scraps of tone on tone whites for the background.

finished wonky star quilt

I  ummed and ahhed about how to quilt it.  I started doing a loopy quilting pattern but did not like it so unpicked it all and started again.  I ended up quilting stars all over – no set pattern just big and little stars all over.  I really do have to work on my quilting skills.  I get bored with this part of the process and I must admit I get a little sloppy.

wonky star quilt detail

I backed the quilt with a wonderful Alexander Henry fabric that just really worked with the colours I used.  I framed the fabric I had with a white border which I think works okay. I love the fabric but probably could have found another way to make it work.  I have just discovered Elizabeth Hartman’s FREE Craftsy course on quilt backs which has got me thinking about other ways to back my quilts.  It is a great course and you can find it here.

wonky star quilt back detail copy

I have now washed the quilt and it is ready for delivery to Project Linus.  I post wash all my quilts before I deliver them to PL. I do love the feel and look of the quilt when it has been washed, all soft and puckered. Are you a post or pre washer?

wonky star quilting detail

8 thoughts on “Wonky Star Quilt finished

  1. Saw this on Flickr and had to pop over to your blog to read more about it. Great use of fabric/colours and the quilting design fits perfectly. Congrats.
    I pre-wash my fabrics, then wash the quilt when it is all finished 🙂

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