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Jack's Twin Sized Stars Quilt

A loooong time ago I made my very first baby quilt. It was for Jack, and it was space themed. I bought a whole bunch of the same fabric from Joann's and used it for his quilt, boppy cover, curtain, and crib skirt. It was my first time decorating a nursery, my first time making a "real" quilt, and my first baby. (Even though I didn't finish it until he was almost 2!) And now that first baby is 8 years old and wears the same size shoe as me! When I asked him what kind of quilt he wanted for his upgraded, twin-sized quilt, he said he wanted another star-themed quilt. I knew I wanted to do pinwheels and that I wanted black to be a prominent color, and I searched long and hard for some good space-themed fabric that wouldn't look too babyish for my big kid and ended up using 2 packs of Windham Fabrics "Out of this World" fat eighths plus 2 yards of the black with stars for the sashing and one yard for the binding. I also documented how I made each pinwheel in this post...which came in handy when I ran out of fabric and had to reorder and re-start making these blocks later!

As usual, James helped me arrange the blocks in a pleasing order. Also, this was my first time doing sashing in a quilt, and I think I did it excellently! 

The back is a "luxe" minky fabric in black and sooooo soft. I love it more importantly, Jack loves it! James is even a little bit jealous, but I promised I'd make him a twin sized quilt eventually too. (He wants a Legend of Zelda themed quilt!)

I quilted along all the sashing, and then free-motioned some spirals and stars in each block for more stability. Since his first one was "wonky stars" I think that this is fitting! Obviously I'm not a professional free-motion quilter, and getting this huge thing through the throat of my little commercial grade Singer was extremely challenging! I don't mind that it looks a little homemade. That's how you can tell it was made with love.