Starstruck

An Island Batik Adventure

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This September the Island Batik Ambassadors were Starstruck! No clue at all what I was going to do for this one. Sometimes the creative ideas run a bit flat. I thought of a Christmas theme or maybe Christmas ornaments. I was leaning towards something small and not too involved.

Starstruck

Then…I got the call…My great niece was pregnant! Yes, a great, great niece is on the way! The next day I was sent pics of quilts she fancied for her “constellation” themed nursery. Of course I was going to make her a quilt but was going to go in a bit of a different direction. It was okay as I realized her theme fit with the IB September theme. So off to Pinterest I went for starry inspiration. I then dove into my IB stash (that’s a lot of diving). I pulled out blues, gray and even found strips of metallic stars from a Christmas line from years ago. I did of the stars and a big, bright sun.

There was a lot of sewing as all the squares were sewn together individually, not in strips. I tackled a little bit a day so it wouldn’t become tedious. The fun came when I drew the sun on a large piece of lightweight paper I have and placed it in the corner. I pulled a couple of bright yellows from the stash and the sun was born.

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The quilting was kept very simple as I thought the quilt itself was busy enough. Some metallic threads were used to glitz it up a bit. I am just so pleased with the result! The quilt will be on its way to NY soon to be given at a baby shower (no, I’m unable to attend). I’m pretty sure she doesn’t visit my blog so the quilt will be a surprise. I hope the precious little one spends many hours and years cuddling and enjoying her quilt from her Great, Great Aunt!

(Linky Tuesday,  My Quilt Infatuation)

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8 responses »

  1. Love it! The yellow is a wonderful contrast to the blues.

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  2. Quilting Tangent

    Wonderful, love that it is not a traditional baby quilt.

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  3. Love the way your inspiration came a knocking! Its a great quilt for a great great niece.

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  4. Wonderfully creative!

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  5. I have a bunch of star blocks with dark blue background. They have lingered for 10 years as a UFO. I like what you did and that has given me an idea how I will finely finish this quilt. Thank you. I booked marked this.

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  6. Love this bright and sunny quilt!

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  7. What a great star interpretation. Wonderful job.

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  8. I like this quilt. The quilting really makes it pop!

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