I wanted to show you how the quilt, Blue Willow Stars, turned out.
I am pretty happy about it.
As the batting I used an heavy old flannel blanket, the kind you find at camp.... It worked quite nicely and since it only cost $2.50 at the Salvation Army, I am extra pleased as batting gets pricey, even with a coupon.
So, then my only cost, the border and backing material...with a coupon, $20; not bad for 4 yards! And, I used up a lot of my stash! Well, I am not out of fabric....but it helps....
I had a few little foibles but was able for the most part to remedy those, so I am extra pleased.
I wanted to do more than just a meandering pattern on the quilt, and I didn't want the blue thread that I have on the back to be on the white parts, so I did a little "flower" on the navy centers with navy thread and then did a meandering pattern on the blue areas all in navy. The white areas got the same "flower" in white. Then for the borders, I played....doing a vine that goes all around it.
Overall, not a bad days work....I even got some laundry done and early morning shopping, so I got a lot accomplished today!
Tonight I get to stitch the final hand stitching on the binding while I watch TV....then this little quilt is ready for a new home.....
Have a great evening!