Tagged: wonky stars

Dec 13

Dolce Star and House Collection quilts (80, 81, & 82)

I was running a little low on baby girl quilts, so I thought I would make a few.   Two of these are of the same design, and the middle one is a simple square quilt.

Ten Quilts ago, I had made a quilt using Tanya Whelan’s Dolce Fabric.  I had a pile of “scraps” left from that quilt, and so I thought I would make a couple of baby quilts.

Dolce Stars quilt II

Dolce Stars II


I wanted to separate the large designs in the Dolce line with something, and so I came up with these scrappy looking wonky stars.  These stars are made from solids in my scraps and also some coordinating colors from a couple of stacks of Kona Charms, which I now consider a necessity in any quilter’s stash.  They are tiny and were hard to make, but I love the effect!

Dolce fabric quilt

After making the two quilt tops, I had a few extra stars.  I added a row of them to the back of one of the quilts.

Lizzie collection quilt back

The two large panels on this quilt are from Anna Griffin’s Lizzie Collection.  They are the same design, but one in a light blue, and one in a celery green.  The other Dolce Stars Quilt uses the blue as the back.  They are both bound with Kona Robin’s Egg blue.

My other quilt was a way for me to take a mental break with quilting.  I needed to make something simple.  Thus, a simple square quilt.

It is made with Annette Tatum’s House collection fabric.  At first, this collection seems to be a bunch of random fabrics jumbled together, but I really like the effect.  It’s like having a quilt made from my stash, only I don’t need a stash.

Annette Tatum's House collection used in a quilt

 I love the soft colors, and the gentle designs of these fabrics.  I think it makes a quaint little baby girl quilt.  The back uses the same Lizzie Collection celery green as found in the Dolce Star’s quilt.  It is also bound in Kona Robin Egg.

The Dolce Stars quilts were 38.5 inches x 40 inches before washing, 36 inches by 37.5 inches after washing.

The House Collection quilt was 40 inches by 48 inches before washing, 38 inches by 45.5 after washing.

It feels great to have these done.  Baby quilts are such a great change from twin quilts.  Thanks for stopping by!


Aug 22

Scrappy Wonky Stars Quilt (33)

Since I was using up my 4 x 4 inch scraps, I noticed a small pile of my husband’s chopped up shirts.  I had already made a quilt and a sham, what else could I possibly do with more plaid squares?

Wonky Star shirt quilt

Leftover plaid squares make very manly stars!

Wonky Stars quilt back

The back of the Wonky Star quilt

I love how manly this quilt is.  The backing fabric and binding is extra material from a fort that I made for my kids.  The back, to me, has a very military feel.  I tried to quilt this quilt with a straight line crisscross diagonal pattern, but my machine was having tension issues with my pressure foot, but it did meandering just fine.  Next wonky stars quilt, I’ll work more with straight lines.  This quilt was given to my mother-in-law (since I used her son’s shirts, I thought she would enjoy it the most.)  She is funny because she didn’t put it in the playpen like I thought she would, but she displays it on her living room couch.  I’m so glad that she likes it that much.