red and aqua stars


Hope everyone had nice weekends! Since it was still pretty chilly here, I didn’t feel too bad spending some quality time on the couch handsewing the binding on this new little quilt. I really enjoy sewing the binding on quilts. Part of it is that I get to start seeing, bit by bit, what the final quilt will really look like. The other part, the majority, probably, is that I get to lounge on the couch and watch mindless TV. Sometimes you need a little mindless TV, don’t you think?

I’ll be the first to admit that red and aqua isn’t a combo I usually gravitate towards. I always admire those who use red and aqua and make it look so good (like here, here and here, for example), but it just never really felt like me. In going through my scraps though, I realized that I actually did have a fair amount of red and aqua scraps, so I decided to go ahead with a little mini red and aqua quilt. And you know what… I love it!


In order to use up some of my smaller scraps, I went with scrappy, wonky maverick stars in a few sizes paired with a whole lot of white. (You can find a tutorial for maverick stars here.) I rearranged these stars a bit before I came up with a layout I liked… finally ending up with just the one red star at the bottom with a sprinkling of blue stars.


The backing is a solid blue, with one white star in the upper corner. I quilted it with random straight lines again and bound it with this great Lizzy House stripe in aqua. It measures about 34.5″ x 36.5″ and makes a fabulous little quilt for a new baby, or I think it would make a great wall hanging for any red/aqua lover! For sale in the shop.


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