My Rainbow Star quilt started off as one block like all quilts do. It was the first time making a wonky star block and I utterly failed... my star looked like a blue crab with pointy pincers!
After making the first block, I decided that the next one should have a four-patch in the centre of the star instead of one big square. The patchy centres looked more balanced to me and gave me a chance to use even more colourful scraps! And with Janet's help, my next ones didn't look like crabs :o)
I free-motion quilted LOTS of pebbles around the stars, and flowery feathers in the border. I think this was the first quilt that I didn't mark out the quilting, I just went for it! The rainbow outer border was very ripply at this point and with a bit of help from the internet I discovered piano key quilting.
I had made a rainbow striped backing but then decided to add a wide border to the front. I was upset that my backing was too small but everything happens for a reason... the rainbow stripes turned into a giant star with a linen background... even better than what I had planned!
Adding buttons to the centres of the stars was the finishing touch. I just LOVE buttons!
I hung the quilt in my window to keep the cats off the quilt, when suddenly the sunshine came out and the quilt started to glow like fireworks!
The Rainbow Star quilt looks lovely with my favourite teacup! Mmmm... tea! It's time for my afternoon chai!