I’ve been a little neglectful of keeping up with my Bright Sky quilt progress for this month’s quilt along. So today, I will show you my inner star and outer star and tell you a little bit about my plan for the upcoming week.
This project can be a bit of a challenge due to bias stretching, but it pieces together quickly and is a lot of fun.
Week one-Inner Star:
Week two-Outer Star:
I miscalculated my background fabric by just a smidgen, so there was a little bit of piecing scraps together to make enough to cut my final background pieces. It actually worked out well.
I also had very poor sleep for nearly a week…reading rulers and paying attention to measurements was not a strong skill set for me this week. Lesson of the week: quilting requires sleep. Sleep deprivation opens up a world of possibilities for cutting fabric more than once.
Week three-Quilt Top and Backing:
I am thinking about adding a border to make this quilt top a little larger. (It is for my brother and he is quite tall.) I have some lighter gray fabric that I think would make a lovely border, and maybe add corner squares with more of the logo fabric to balance out the center star a bit.
I haven’t purchased fabric for the backing or binding yet (someone was kind enough to hack my checking account, so the quilty funds were lacking this last week). I definitely need to get to the quilt shop and purchase some backing fabric to keep this project on track for the quilt along. I do have some bamboo-blend batting that I love working with that I think will create the perfect weight.
So the plan for this week…buy backing fabric and binding fabric, and probably some Floriani thread for quilting the top.
Are you doing the Bright Sky quilt along? If so, how’s the progress on your quilt top?