In case you haven't noticed by now, lately I've really been into using a complementary color in the sashing or border. I think it makes it more interesting. (And different -- you must know I like my quilts to be different!) I had a really cute backing fabric I had bought when I was in Paducah in April for the AQS Show.
Except for the backing this quilt was made from stash and scraps. In fact, this is my entire supply of oranges now. I've been doing some serious stash-busting!
The second thing I worked on was this pattern, "Easy Starburst", by Missouri Star Quilt Company's Jenny Doan.
I had never made Half-Square Triangles using the method in her tutorial. Starting with two squares, one print and one white-on-white, right sides together, I sewed a quarter-inch seam around the edges then cut from corner to corner to make four HST's. It worked well and went together fast, but I ended up having to work with all bias edges which is not my favorite thing.
(Note: I used 7" squares instead of 10" squares in order to end up with a smaller quilt.) The HST's were then stitched into four large blocks, using the same layout .....
..... then, starting at the top right, each block was turned clockwise in order to create the star.
I added a border and used fabrics from my stash for the back and binding.
How about that? Two finishes in one week! Not only that, but two more quilts for Choose Life of North Alabama.
See what happens when you get to go on a retreat?
I'm linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Quilting is More Fun Than Housework. Check them out and read about the projects others are working on.