Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas Warmth: an Honest Quilt

This beautiful Christmas themed throw has a sister living in New Jersey. My mother and I devised a pattern for this delightful double star pattern based on a fellow quilter's Pinterest post. I live using a photo as inspiration for my projects and creating the pattern and learning techniques as I go.

The key to this quilt is precision cutting, I love using my cutting wheel, ruler mat and 24x6 ruler, to achieve accurate dimensions and crisp corners. Each piece is sewn together using a 1/4" seam allowance and creating as many straight lines as possible. 

This quilt is finished with a wine fleece backing and double loft batting.