Twilight Lullaby

Twilight Lullaby

I am so excited about this quilt! A good friend of mine is having a baby boy in a few months. Today is the baby shower, but I had pretty much resigned myself to not having a chance to get anything made in time. Yesterday though, I decided to challenge myself and try to make a quilt in a day. Or a day and a half to be exact.

Twilight Lullaby 2

Months ago I was inspired by this quilt by Jolene, and I knew this was the perfect design. For those that have never made a wonky star – here’s a tutorial.

Twilight Lullaby 1

So I spent the last 30 hours (ok, really probably 12 in total) cutting and piecing, trimming and basting, quilting and binding. Those of you that follow me on Twitter got to watch the whole process unfold.

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I will be honest, by the end of last night, I was pretty sick of making stars. :) But I really love the end result. This quilt is for a boy, but really I think these are pretty gender neutral colors. The star blocks are 7.5″ finished, the final quilt measuring 37.5″ square.

Twilight Lullaby Quilting Detail

Initially I was going to do straight line quilting, but I changed my mind at the last moment and did little free motion loop-de-loops. I’ve never quilted like this before, but I enjoyed the process and the result.

Twilight Lullaby 3

The binding is an adorable stripe from the Sarah Jane’s Children at Play line. Such classics. I can’t wait to wrap this present up…which I should probably do right now!

Comments

  1. 1

    says

    Oh, it is really beautiful quilt! I love wonky stars, even didn’t make any yet. And in almost one day?! Oh, that was a quilt challenge! Well done! x Teje

  2. 2

    says

    You finished with time to spare!! Fabulous job, Faith!! Those colors are dreamy and I love that Jolene’s quilt inspired you because this is gorgeous. Have fun at the shower!!

  3. 4

    says

    Such a beautiful quilt in a day. Loop-de-loops are fun to do and really look great on a quilt. Binding in stripes is another fave of mine. I almost wish I were having that baby………HA!

    What a great gift.

  4. 7

    says

    You’re a rockstar! I swear, I’m so slow that quilt would’ve taken me ages! It turned out beautifully and I’m sure the parents to-be will adore it.

    • 14

      says

      Thank you for sharing Amy! You are such a siewtee! I have been experimenting more and more with different photo ops of my quilts too. Though, it seems whenever I finish a quilt the weather doesn’t agree with me (sometimes)lol! Bright sunshine is a HUGE help indeed! Stitching is also great for a close up to see texture I think.I like the prop idea too, The chair, a bed,couch, etc.Photography CAN be fun for amateurs like me or whomever else;) There is always Photo shop too!

  5. 15

    says

    This is so adorable. I, too, have challenged myself with a quilt in a day. However, my was much simpler. This is an incredible feat – there’s a lot of steps in those stars! I’ve made them before! Good for you!!

  6. 20

    says

    It was an excellent idea and very well done! I love the colors, they’re really cheerful! I’m pretty sure Mommy-to-be will love it!

  7. 29

    says

    Can’t believe you made this so quickly! You are inspiring. Love the fabric choices and design. Very unique baby quilt! Mom will love it, as well as baby!

  8. 33

    says

    Really pretty colors, gender-neutral can be so tough, I always end up with a little bit of pink in my quilts! I’m going to hav to try loops soon, so cute.

  9. 35

    Eve Berry says

    Wow, any child or adult for that matter would be lucky to receive that quilt, now I have to make one . Thank you for the tutorial.

  10. 40

    says

    Gosh, you are quick :) The quilt is beautiful, I love your colour choices. And I’m soo tempted to one day try piecing wonky stars.

  11. 41

    lindsey says

    i LOVE this, one of my favorite quilts of all time. I think it’s the colors and proportions. so great.

  12. 43

    Sherry says

    Oh my! That is so cute. I’m so impressed that you made it from start to finish in such a short time. Makes me feel even more guilty for all these quilt tops around here that need quilting…LOL Great job!

  13. 44

    says

    love the quilt! i am new to your blog and i am so inspired by all your beautiful quilts! i just made a baby quilt for a friend who is having her first baby boy, too. it is so much fun picking out the fabrics. xo heather

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