After making enough Climb On practice blocks for a baby quilt, I concluded that I did not want to make a full-size quilt for a young child that way. Too intricate for the application. Not that every quilt isn’t important and deserving of my best work, but over 1,000 pieces for a quilt I really hope will be make into a tent, and wrap up a puppy, and be used as a cape…maybe not.
So, I am doing this instead.
Larger pieces and larger blocks, but the same mountainous shape.
I should finish the blocks by the end of this week. Setting blocks and assembly next week. I have quilting time scheduled for the first week of April. (Did I just say that? It is coming so soon!)
This idea was my first plan for the Shine On quilt, but I decided I wanted different sizes of stars. Plus, there wasn’t enough of this color combination to make the size quilt I needed for Shine On. This idea was worth completing, though.
It started as a bag of vintage (late 60s? early 70s?) fabric squares that a friend bought at a yard sale. They were not well cut and not all the fabric was usable, but there was a cheeriness to them that appealed.
Adding the bright white stars and some solids squares scattered throughout seems to keep the vintage feel and make it modern at the same time. I like it.
Final size 60″ x 72″. Started with 4-1/2″ squares and 2-1/2″ stitch-and-trim squares for the points.
It has been a while, probably too long, since I shared a new tutorial. But, as part of the quilts I am making Number One Son and his family for their new house, I am creating this one. No name yet, probably something like Shine On. Maybe.
Colors–yellow and black.
I have a similar idea running in red, blue and white vintage.
Number One Son and his wife and children are building a new house. So, three quilts are on the list for that family this year: a housewarming quilt for Son and Wife, and a bed quilt for each of the boys (2).
Here is the housewarming quilt flimsy. Wife likes black and white.
What do you think? I am thinking this may become my go-to wedding quilt.