Wow. Pretty much all of my friends are having babies this summer!
(If the good people of Newbee Hive 5 are wondering why I haven't done anything with the wonky stars they so graciously made me, it's because I haven't got time to make a quilt for myself!)
This is a circle-of-wonky-stars quilt, a pattern I love because there are virtually no seams to align! Tutorial linked below. The quilt as shown in the tutorial finishes at about 32 inches square, which seemed on the small side, so I added the border, which will bring it to about 38 inches square. I'm also ridiculously proud of myself for figuring out how to add the partial stars to each corner of the quilt.
The back is pieced out of leftovers from the half-yard cuts I used for the front. I'll get around to posting a photo of that eventually.
I'm hand quilting this with vertical, horizontal, or diagonal lines through the center squares, in-the-ditch around the center squares and points, smaller wonky stars wherever I could fit them in the background, and echo-stiches of the main stars to fill up the rest of the background. It sounds complicated verbally, but makes sense visually!
Also, I am very pleased that my furball resisted the temptation to sit on the quilt while I basted it, and settled for merely sitting next to it.
April 26: Finished!
I used Hobbs Thermore batting, so this is pretty lightweight, which is ok for a summer baby in Missouri. I gave swatches to another friend who is crocheting a coordinating afghan, so this baby will have plenty to bundle up with when winter returns.