Weekend Progress – Simply Stars

On Friday, I posted about finishing the front of my first baby quilt, Simply Stars. Well, I had a pretty productive weekend and made significant progress on that quilt. It is not finished but I thought I would share some sneak peeks of the progress I made.

This is the quilt back. I made a panel with 3 wonky stars but in the reverse of the front….the back pieces are white, while the stars are made of Simply Color and Simply Style Charm Packs. For the rest of the back, the green solid woven with yellow fabric used as a border for the star panel and the striped fabric, I had to go shopping at my LQS. What a shame !!!

Simply Stars Quilt back
Since I finished the back in record time, I started quilting on Sunday. I am using an ultra wavy line quilting, which Janice from Better of Thread featured here, and sewing in Grey Aurifil thread. I am about 1/2 way through so here is a sneak peek of the front.

Simply Stars Quilt  Front partially quilted


A couple of close-up photos of the quilting through the stars. The only other quilting I have done has been on a smaller scale, like in  pillows (and here) and the Madrona Road mini quilt….so I am super happy how this is turning out. It is not perfect, it is so much harder sewing a much bigger object. I am loving the grey thread. The main thing is I am having fun, and I am sure the imperfections will just add character :-).

Quilting Close-up Pink Star Quilting Close-up Orange Star

I am hoping to show it off on Friday – which will depend on how my work week goes.

I am linking up today with Beth @ Plum and June “Lets get acquainted“.

17 thoughts on “Weekend Progress – Simply Stars

  1. Anna

    This quilt looks great! I live the bright colors and the wavy quilting lines look really nice. Good luck on your Friday goal!

  2. Laura C

    I can’t wait to see the whole quilt back. Detailed quilt backs are my favorite. You are super-quick! This one is just coming right together.

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      Thankfully – otherwise it will live on my couch until I get the motivation to continue it. That is what happened to my 4 seasons in one day quilt 😦

  3. Ashley

    loving that wavy quilting! i want to try that – do you do one and then “follow it” or do you change up the wave on each one? does that even make sense? i am LOVING that border- stunning!

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      I follow for a few lines and then change it up. Janice does a great job explaining this as she draws out her plan in the link….I am terrible at pre drawing/planning I do this more as an improv thing 😉

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