It seems like I am in the middle of babypalooza right now – everyone is having babies ( and mine is only 5 weeks old) or has close friends having babies. This means I seem to be making a lot of baby items these days. The latest finish is heading off to a coworker of my Mom. The Mom to be grew up reading the Berenstain Bears so it was easy to pick the fabric – the pattern on the other hand took some time to figure out. Finally upon playing around on the Moda Bakeshop I found a great pattern I loved – Storybook Star. I do love the incredible number of great free patterns on the Moda Bakeshop and they have great ideas for precuts.
The front uses a charm pack I had from Welcome to Bear Country and the backing is from the second Berenstain line – Bear Country School. The green dot fabric is from Riley Blake and I love how well it goes with the other fabrics in the charm pack.
The quilt came together quickly and I quilted it straight line stitches inside the star and a simple stipple outside to try and highlight the star. I love the straight line quilting and would do the entire quilt this way if I ever did it again.
The future owner of this quilt is due to arrive in early August, so I have a few days to figure out what to put on the label before I send it off! Then I have 2 more baby quilts to make for fall arrivals!
Pattern: Storybook Star
Fabric: Charm squares Welcome to Bear Country by Moda, Kona Ash, Riley Blake dots
Backing: Bear Country School by Moda
Size: 41 x 41″
This is my first finish for the third quarter of the 2014 Finish-a-long (list of projects is here).