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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

NTT and Twinkle

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star...but there is nothing little about these stars- or this quilt!  I am so happy that I got my latest quilt finished in time to share it for this week's Needle and Thread Thursday!

This Pop Star quilt measures 72" x 90," so it is a generous twin size, and with blocks measuring 18 inches finished, I think it makes quite a statement.

Because this quilt pattern yields very few scraps, I went with bold stripes on the back.  This quilt is going to my aunt to redecorate a bedroom for her granddaughters when they visit, and the room already has purple walls.  I chose the richest shade of turquoise as the main backing fabric.  I think if I had chosen purple, it would have been overkill.

I made a scrappy binding from some of my leftover fabric.  As I mentioned before, the pattern creates very little scrap fabric.  So as it is written, it actually doesn't yield enough scraps for a binding, but a few of my fabrics were larger cuts than the pattern required.  One thing you may notice though, is that the binding strips I used were shorter, finishing right at 12 inches.  I worried that the binding might look too choppy, but I think it is fun!  The pictures of the whole quilt really show this best.

This 16 inch throw pillow is the perfect use for the scraps, and I did go ahead and embrace the extra purple with the binding.   I still need to get a pillow form for it, and these goodies will be all ready for my aunt!

Okay then!  Let's get to the highlights from last week's party!  Check out this stunning Anna Maria Horner quilt from Koka Quilts!  I just love AMH fabrics.

This Cotton and Steel mini by Janet at Simply Pieced is so much fun!

and this big block Swoon from Georgia Florida Studio is so striking against the dark background.  Just lovely!

Alright, friends!  It's time to link up your latest beauties.  Party on!

1.  You can link finished projects or WIP's , but just keep it about quilting and sewing!
2. Link to your specific post (not to your home page!) to make it easier for others.
3. Please remember to spread the word and post my button or a text link.  
4. Spread the comment love far and wide!
5. Following me is not a requirement to link, but is so very appreciated!

oh, and PS- in case you missed the giveaways I have going on, you can check it out HERE!


  1. I really like this pattern. Great colour choices.

  2. Lol! I don't think purple would have been overkill ;) But I LOVE your backing. You have been so productive!

  3. I really like this pattern too Kelly. And the back on this one is great!

  4. Hi Kelly! This new purple-turquoise quilt is beautiful! Great colour combo and the pattern is sparkling! Scrappy binding is just perfect! Thank you for the part! x Teje

  5. love that scrappy quilt from Koka Quilts that you show

  6. Another stunning quilt Kelly! Your aunt will be overwhelmed I'm sure ; )

  7. I love your twinkle quilt, wonderful color! I love the binding of scraps too!

  8. I love your purple and teal color combo! Lovely. My linkup this week is a baby quilt; a few months ago, our elderly neighbor passed away after a long battle with cancer. She, too, was a quilter, and her family left me some of her supplies. In there was a bag of soft fabric - some squares were attached. It was a gift to complete this for her great grandson.

  9. Your pop star quilt looks great and I love the scrappy binding, Kelly!

  10. This is such a great pattern! Thanks for the feature!

  11. Cute quilt- and I love the purple polka dot binding on the pillow cover!

  12. It's beautiful! I quite like the shorter binding's an extra little design element.

  13. Oh that is just so pretty! They look like giant flowers to me, Cosmos perhaps :)

  14. Beautiful quilt, the purple & teal are a great combo. I like the binding too! And thank you for featuring one of my quilts, a lovely surprise to see it here!

  15. I love Twinkle, Twinkle. What a fun quilt you did an excellant job. I linked today. I came over from Crazy Mom. BTW I am having a Link The Linky Party along with The Fabulous Fall Party at my blog.
    Come over and link your party. If your posting Fall themed posts feel free to link them too.
    Hope you have a great party.

  16. Bright and fun! This version of you Pop Star Quilt turned out beautifully.

  17. Beautiful! I just love bigger blocks. This is a really awesome pattern!

  18. Love the scrappy binding. It has lots of personality!!


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