This Pop Star quilt measures 72" x 90," so it is a generous twin size, and with blocks measuring 18 inches finished, I think it makes quite a statement.
Because this quilt pattern yields very few scraps, I went with bold stripes on the back. This quilt is going to my aunt to redecorate a bedroom for her granddaughters when they visit, and the room already has purple walls. I chose the richest shade of turquoise as the main backing fabric. I think if I had chosen purple, it would have been overkill.
I made a scrappy binding from some of my leftover fabric. As I mentioned before, the pattern creates very little scrap fabric. So as it is written, it actually doesn't yield enough scraps for a binding, but a few of my fabrics were larger cuts than the pattern required. One thing you may notice though, is that the binding strips I used were shorter, finishing right at 12 inches. I worried that the binding might look too choppy, but I think it is fun! The pictures of the whole quilt really show this best.
This 16 inch throw pillow is the perfect use for the scraps, and I did go ahead and embrace the extra purple with the binding. I still need to get a pillow form for it, and these goodies will be all ready for my aunt!
Okay then! Let's get to the highlights from last week's party! Check out this stunning Anna Maria Horner quilt from Koka Quilts! I just love AMH fabrics.
This Cotton and Steel mini by Janet at Simply Pieced is so much fun!
and this big block Swoon from Georgia Florida Studio is so striking against the dark background. Just lovely!
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