Simply Stars: First big finish!!

It only took 211 posts since I started blogging, but I finally have my first big finish.

My Simply Stars quilt is finished, and gifted to a very dear friend, who is expecting a girl!!! I added light grey striped binding. Here are the blogs to describe the process:

and of course the photo’s. As its my first big finish, I made sure I captured it I hope you don’t mind me sharing :-).

The finished front and back of Simply Stars

Simply Stars Front_Finished Simply Stars Back_Finished

The casual thrown on the chair look

Simply Stars Casual

In case, you need more close-ups of the binding and quiltingSimply Stars CloseUp Quilting_binding SimplyStarsClose_upCorner

Lastly, the inaugural roll
Simply Stars Folded

I am linking up with Janice @ Better off Thread for Sew Cute Tuesday, which I am super excited about since it was her ultra wavy quilting design I tried and Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday – even though its a few days away.

Better Off Thread

As this is the 1st of 2 quilts I put as my goals for July, I am checking in for mid-July with “A Lovely year of finishes”.

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29 thoughts on “Simply Stars: First big finish!!

  1. Ashley

    Here’s me doing a happy dance for you!!! Woohoo!!! It looks great and I love that gray binding. Great choice!! This looks amazing.

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      Thank you for doing the happy dance for me. I know…I am so behind in replying and these are so out of order :-). I am really happy with how the binding turned out, I even got a nice join at the end and hand-sewed it which is not my norm 🙂

  2. jan

    This is gorgeous! Great great finish! I love everything about this quilt! WooHoo!!

  3. Laura C

    What a happy, gorgeous quilt! A lucky little girl, to receive this. I have this theory that brightly colored quilts are especially good for babies? That stripe you used on the back is pitch-perfect for it. Love the three stars on the back. Totally amazing. (Ten years from now when you’re all, oh, this was like my second or third quilt, everyone you tell that to will hate you.)

  4. carolinelarnach

    Way to go Michelle! Its really great stuff. I like the back a lot. The wavy quilting looks cool 🙂

    I am reading a book, that made me think of you. There’s a description of someone as a ‘semiotician’ which I liked a lot, and made me think of your use of ‘factotum’. The boos is “Last Days of the National Costume” – just published, about a woman who sews in Auckland, set during the 1998 black out (do you remember that?). Worth a read, if you can get your hands on it over there.

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      This probably sounds so geeky….
      Thank you so much for stopping by, I am sure your schedule is chaotic. Your fabric and quilt design were wonderful, I could not express how much fun I had doing this project. I loved the fact I could use both the lines to build the blocks out of a color family…very interchangeable. I can’t wait to see what you come up with next 🙂 A big fan.

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