Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Stars Align {Ohio Star Quilt Top}

The blocks I made on retreat are now in a top that is ready to quilt!

I decided on a very simple sashed setting for this quilt without cornerstones. I have a 60" square batting from Hobbs set aside for this project so I used that as my "maximum size" when deciding on how wide to cut my sashing strips. I settled on cutting 1.5" strips, so my finished quilt size will be 53" square.

Sometimes a quilt just needs a very simple setting.

I also put together a pieced backing for this quilt using some of the Quiet Shades yardage I received and some of the remaining 10" squares.

Now this quilt is ready to quilt! What sort of quilting do you think I should do?

As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics, Aurifil thread, and Hobbs Batting to use and share with you!

Sharing at Wait Loss Wednesday and Needle and Thread Thursday! And Moving it forward Monday too!


  1. I love the way this turned out. Sometimes I like something a bit curvy over the stars but then I’m also liking the dot to dot quilting Angela Walters does. Lots of good choices at the stencil company for curvy block.

  2. Such a pretty quilt. The simple setting is perfect for those starts to shine. As for quilting, as the quilt is all straight lines something with curves or swirls would be great I think.

    I like how you decided how large to make the quilt! The practical aspect of quilting can never be underestimated.

  3. Beautiful quilt! I agree with curves as a quilting motif. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  4. Peaceful, beautiful quilt! Great finish!

  5. It is adorable. If it's intended to be for a child I would just do an overall design and keep it soft and squishy. Whatever you decide it will be a lovely quilt.

  6. Sometimes simple is best, it lets the fabrics and colors shine. I agree with Chris, overall design and keep it loose. Congrats on an beautiful almost finish.


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