I'm just popping in for a quick minute to show you a finished project that was in the works for about two and a half years! Man, how time flies!
Many moons ago, I won a giveaway on Instagram from Sam (@paeoniasfz). She sent me a bundle of 16 Michael Miller Brambleberry Ridge (by Violet Craft) fat eighths. They were darling and I was thrilled. It's not every day that I win a giveaway!
I worked on these little 8" finished stars a little here and a little there over the years (can't believe I'm saying that!) and finally, a few days before the end of 2016, I got some motivation to finish the quilt top! I just finished the binding last night and couldn't wait to show you guys!
These soft colors have my heart. I was a little worried about adding the 8" white filler blocks in-between the star blocks. I thought it might be too much white/blank space but I actually love the simplicity of it! Do you like "white" space? I think it's a great place to show off some quilting. Speaking of which, the simple floral/leaf quilting was done by my friend Cathy Barney. She did a great job, as always!
I wanted to use as much fabric as I could from those cute fat eighths so I made a scrappy binding. I love scrappy bindings, don't you? I think they work especially well when the quilt top isn't too busy. The gold polka dot backing fabric is also from Michael Miller. I got it recently and was excited that it was such a perfect match!
Well, that's it for now. I'm off to run a couple errands and then sew for a few hours (at a friend's house) on February's Five Fat Quarter Fun project. It's going to be really cute. Can't wait to show you come February 1st!