It’s been a few weeks since I’ve updated you on my progress on the Star Light Star Bright Quilt-A-Long but I promise that I’ve been working on it behind the scenes since then and now I have a finished project to show you!
But first, I want to show you the progression. 🙂
When I last posted, we were preparing for the last section of the block, the corners! I got mine all sewn together and you can start to really see what the block is going to look like in the end.
Now that I had all of the components made, I sewed everything together and I added a small border to the outside.
Now I was ready to finish up the project! I decided to use this quilt-a-long to tackle my first pillow. I used some scraps of batting from other quilting projects and picked up some muslin at Joann Fabrics to use for the backing (since it is just going to end up on the inside of the pillow anyway) and got everything basted and ready to go!
For the back of the pillow, I used a large piece of one of my fabrics from the Star Light Star Bright block. I loved the fabric but the larger design definitely got chopped up in the piecing for the front so I was really happy to have the chance to highlight it here. I did dense straight line quilting and I love the texture it creates!
I did a lot of echo quilting in the colored areas of my Star Light Start Bright block and left the white background areas plain. It was really easy to make the echos as I simply followed the edge of my walking foot along the previous line of quilting.
Now that I had everything quilted, it was really quick and easy to sew the two halves together and make my pillow!
The pillow’s final dimensions are 16″ by 16″ and I already had a pillow form ready to go (I saw it on clearance at Joann Fabrics mid-project and decided to go ahead and pick it up).
I even successfully installed my first zipper and was honestly happily surprised to find that it really isn’t that difficult to do!
Now I have to find the perfect place in my house for my new pillow to live!
Can’t wait to see how everyone else’s projects turn out! Our quilt-along host, Melissa, is going to be hosting a parade of finished projects over at Happy Quilting Melissa on April 2 so be sure to check everything out!