So... here's the scoop:
The pattern was in the Spring 2014 Easy Quilts magazine.
Designed by Kimberly Jolly of The Fat Quarter Shop.
Kit of fabrics purchased from Fat Quarter Shop.
Finished size 50" x 61"
I used Dream Wool batting (one layer). I haven't ever used this batting before, so I have yet to find out how it washes. I can say that it is a light and fluffy batting that has a soft drape. Washing may happen this weekend, so I'll update that in a future post.
The quilting was mostly done "in the ditch". All straight lines with the walking foot. 50wt Aurifil is the thread. I have not ever free motion quilted... so, until I get to practice that on some scraps... the next couple of quilts will also be quilted with a walking foot.
After completing this quilt, I've decided it's going to be my "experimental/practice" quilt. I may go back and hand quilt some test designs in the center of the stars... I may free motion different designs in each block (for practice)... and I may even use this quilt to test some of those marking pens & pencils (especially in the white areas)... better to find out which ones really disappear.... before using it on one of those future (complicated and heirloom) quilts! ;-) Yes... this quilt will definitely be used!
One final update for today... remember the rose that turned into a snack for a deer one autumn afternoon?
Well... it has returned to bloom again this year!
Please excuse the weeds... I haven't really done much to the garden this season (yet)... maybe this weekend. :-)
That's about it for now! I hope to be posting more often (and soon)... July is my Birthday month... so I'll be sharing the shopping, foods and festivities here... yes... I've already started celebrating even though it's still June! :-)
Until next time... enjoy each day for the gift that it is!