I started another Bonnie Hunter Star Struck quilt last year in black and brights. This one I’m calling Twinkling Stars.
Like so many of my projects I never got that far with it last year. So unsurprisingly it ended up on my UFO list this year. I got the top together at some point in the spring and I’d been wanting to finish it since then. I had ran out of the Northcott Colorworks Black that I started it with, and with COVID solid dark colours were hard to find at any of my local quilt stores. However, finally a few weeks ago the bolt of it I ordered came in and I was able to make the borders and binding required to finish it.
I used Hobbs wool batting and I love how it shows off the quilting. Still I still have a long way to go refining my free motion quilting skills. I had fun making the random loops. However I was less amused when my free motion foot broke. It was likely 20 years old or more and I bought it second hand when I bought my old sewing machine from friend. Luckily, I was able to do the last bit of quilting even with it broken.
The backing is a fun Alexander Henry print that I found as part of layered but not yet quilted quilt, at a local thrift store (for $15.99!!!). I didn’t like the backing with the quilt top it came with and thought it was perfect for Twinkling Stars, even if it is more than just a little wild.
The quilt has been claimed by hubby as he thinks it is the perfect size for him to snuggle up with on the couch. I’m calling it my Twinkling Stars Quilt.
16 thoughts on “Twinkling Stars”
Lovely! Beautiful and bright quilt, and I love the backing too!
I absolutely LOVE this quilt!! Congrats on a fantastic finish.
That is such a pretty quilt! Love the bright stars against the black. Your hubby is smart to claim that for himself!
I’ve always loved this Bonnie quilt, but haven’t made it yet. I need another baby quilt and this would be perfect so thanks for the reminder. The backing absolutely goes with the quilt.
Beautiful finished quilt — I can’t believe your free motion foot actually BROKE! So glad you didn’t hurt yourself or damage your quilt when it happened. And I hope you get a new one soon!
The stars do twinkle! The backing fabric is just right. Yes, a presser foot can break — that happened to me — fortunately not in the midst of sewing. Hope you can get a replacement soon.
Wonderful Twinkling Stars! I keep forgetting all the free quilts Bonnie has on her web site. I really like the black background and bright colors together. And, wozer! that backing looks like it was made for your quilt. Glad hubby has adopted it — you’ll be able to enjoy looking at it through the years.
Congrats on another finish. This is a great quilt and I’m glad its been claimed. Hopefully all this madness will soon end and we can get the fabric we need now,. Any idea how long it will take to get a new foot?
Your quilt is fabulous! I love the bright colors on black, and the backing fabric is perfection!
Absolutely fabulous! Congratulations on this wonderful finish. Love it! ;^)
A fabulous finish! I love everything about it.
Beautiful quilt. Love that backing! You’re right it’s perfect. Can’t believe you finished the quilting even though the foot was broken. You rock it girl! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.
Love all the bright colors with the black background! And that backing is so perfect! Congrats on a beautiful finish!
It’s beautiful and the backing fabric you found is perfect! Great finish and how nice that you hubbie claimed it. 🙂
I love it, where can I get the pattern?