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!

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47 Comments

  1. Reply

    Teje

    March 3, 2012

    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

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    Jen

    March 3, 2012

    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!!

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    Karen

    March 3, 2012

    Turned out great…love the loops!

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    Sequana

    March 3, 2012

    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.

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    Becky

    March 3, 2012

    Congrats on the finish- it’s beautiful! I love the soft colors.

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    Katy

    March 3, 2012

    It looks great, well done for challenging yourself, definitely don’t think I could have done all that in a day!

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    Megan

    March 3, 2012

    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.

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    Deborah

    March 3, 2012

    Twilight Lullaby is so charming…..such an engaging medley of fabrics! Baby perfect!

  9. Reply

    Michele

    March 3, 2012

    You live on the edge, girl! Sure turned out cute.

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    Kate

    March 3, 2012

    Love it – a perfect baby bioy quilt!

  11. Reply

    Lesley

    March 3, 2012

    Lovely quilt …lucky baby!

  12. Reply

    Ashley

    March 3, 2012

    Super colorful! I dont know how you managed to make all of those stars though, I’d be pretty upset if I had to.

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    Margaret @ KonstantKaos

    March 3, 2012

    Gorgeous Quilt! I am sure that it will be treasured.

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      Karim

      June 10, 2012

      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!

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    Barbara

    March 3, 2012

    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!!

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    Karen

    March 3, 2012

    so happy for you that it all came together – looks fantastic.

  16. Reply

    Nancy w.

    March 3, 2012

    love the colors and the wonky stars.

  17. Reply

    eileen

    March 3, 2012

    OMG — I am definitely doing this one. Thanks for the ideas!!!

  18. Reply

    Kelli

    March 3, 2012

    Great job, Faith! What Mama and baby wouldn’t love it?

  19. Reply

    Kati R.

    March 3, 2012

    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!

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    Diane stanley

    March 3, 2012

    Yeah you got it finished and it’s beautiful.

  21. Reply

    Kelly O.

    March 3, 2012

    this quilt is gorgeous!!! they’re going to love it!

  22. Reply

    Lynn

    March 3, 2012

    Absolutely Darling!

  23. Reply

    svetlana

    March 3, 2012

    Faith, this is such a sweet and adorable quilt. Lucky baby and mom.

  24. Reply

    Cindy A

    March 3, 2012

    I am really impressed that you did it all in a day. Great job, love the colors, it’s so fun.

  25. Reply

    Lindsay

    March 3, 2012

    What a beautiful baby quilt!!! I bet it was the hit of the shower.

  26. Reply

    Lorelei

    March 3, 2012

    Amazing, I am so impressed it is so beautiful

  27. Reply

    Gunilla

    March 4, 2012

    Wow! Made in lightning speed and sooo beautyful! I just adore it!

  28. Reply

    Sondra

    March 4, 2012

    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!

  29. Reply

    Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quitls

    March 4, 2012

    It’s adorable Faith! That new baby and the Mama are sure to love it!

  30. Reply

    Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts

    March 4, 2012

    🙂

  31. Reply

    Victoria

    March 4, 2012

    Pretty! Surprise surprise 😉

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    Nik T

    March 4, 2012

    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.

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    louise

    March 4, 2012

    I love this one! I’m really drawn to the stars these days… I want to try one myself. I love the colors you choose on this one!

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    Eve Berry

    March 5, 2012

    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.

  35. Reply

    Andrea

    March 5, 2012

    so cute! I especially love the striped binding!

  36. Reply

    Melissa

    March 5, 2012

    Another beautiful quilt! You are amazing!

  37. Reply

    KimT

    March 5, 2012

    soooooooo impressed It is a beautiful quilt!

  38. Reply

    Rachel at Stitched in Color

    March 5, 2012

    Wowee, Faith, that’s a great lot of work for a day and a half. And so many cute fabrics came to be loved. Hurray!

  39. Reply

    tusen

    March 5, 2012

    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.

  40. Reply

    lindsey

    March 5, 2012

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

  41. Reply

    liveacolorfullife

    March 5, 2012

    This is so cute. And the combination of fabrics is just perfect. Baby and Mama are sure to be thrilled.

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    Sherry

    March 6, 2012

    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!

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    Heather

    March 6, 2012

    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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    Lavinia

    March 6, 2012

    This quilt is adorable! love the colors and the stars and everything about it!

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    Donna

    March 8, 2012

    Love the colors you used–just perfect together!

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    Kara

    March 14, 2012

    This looks so great! I really love how it turned out. Great colors!

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