Friendship Star Baby Quilt

By | August 17, 2019

This quilt has been sitting in the “to be finished” pile for a few years. Started at a quilt retreat a few years ago, this quilt has had its share of tribulations. First I had intended to make another quilt with these Alison Glass fabrics but I cut the grey background fabric incorrectly and had none left with which to fix my mistake. 

However, I did realise that I could make friendship starts with the blocks I had cut. So I made those, only to find out I didn’t sew them all in the same direction.  Some ripping out and an opportunity to resew occurred.  Then I had 9 blocks and needed to set them. Now what?  I had no more of the background fabric and nine 12″ blocks does not a quilt make. 

I did have a kona grey one shade lighter. I decided I’d use that for sashing and borders and see how it turned out.  While the difference is subtle is it noticeable when you really look at the quilt.  However, I like the interest it gives the quilt. I don’t think it is too jarring to the eye. 

I’m not sure where this quilt is going to end up. Im happier with it than I thought I’d be. 

I finished it with simple in the ditch quilting and some denser quilting in the border.  It’s 43.5″ square, and best of all it’s out of the UFO pile and finally done!





15 thoughts on “Friendship Star Baby Quilt

  1. Roseanne

    Hi Yvonne! Thank you so much for linking up today. I think your star quilt is just beautiful. Those fabrics are yummy – no pun intended. I think the slightly lighter gray gives the piece a bit of interest – you’re not quite sure if there is a subtle difference or not. And the straight line quilting in the border, especially those corners – LOVE that look. I’m sure you’ll find just the perfect home for this no-longer-a-UFO. Yay to a finish. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Laura Bruno Lilly

    Yes, there’s alot of satisfaction in getting something done and out of the ‘to be finished’ pile – no matter who it eventually is given to…
    Done feels good, doesn’t it?

  3. Jenny Benton

    A very pretty little baby quilt, I’m sure it will find a loving home soon. Bet you are pleased you persevere, one more UFO finished!

  4. Kim

    Oh my, this is such a pretty quilt. I actually love the slight difference in the grey for the border. For all the problems you had along the way in this making of this pretty, it has resulted in a gorgeous finish.

  5. Patricia

    Oh! I love how you wrote, “an opportunity to resew”! Your quilt came out lovely – the border quilting looks so cuddly! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Tish

    Some of my best UFO’s came from retreats with friends 🙂 Congrats on finishing up this little quilt! Those Alison Glass fabrics are very yummy…I’m drooling over here.

  7. Dione Gardner-Stephen

    haha…. an opportunity to resew, that is a very glass half full attitude for sure! I love how you reinvented your mistakes. I think the change in grey is actually very wonderful, I hope whoever receive this quilt derives much joy from it. Thanks for sharing on Clever Chameleon

  8. Susan

    It’s beautiful and if you don’t tell that the two shades were a result of necessity, no one will know you didn’t plan that lovely look.


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