Hi, and welcome to the site if you’re visiting from the Bloggers’ Quilt Festival.  Since one is allowed to enter twice this year, I thought I’d give my dad’s Giant Indie Star an outing again:

I made this for my dad for several reasons: 1) it was his birthday and 2) because I thought the combination of the Indie and the Kona Amber would remind him of the 60th birthday trip he and my mum took to India last year and 3) my mum had a Retro Flowers lap quilt and he needed one too ;o)  I think this pattern shows off the large prints very well, although saying ‘pattern’ I didn’t actually follow one, just worked out the largest size of HSTs I could make with the fat quarters I had and went from there.

The back shows the quilting a little better, but basically I straight lined out from the centre in a + and X shape and then echoed inside at varying distances:

Final stats:

Fabric: Indie by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics + Kona Amber and Berry
Thread: Pieced and quilted using Aurifil 50wt #2000
Batting: Quilter’s Dream 100% cotton
Size: 56″ x 56″
Quilting: Straight lines radiating from the centre
Quilted by: Moi
Pattern: Giant star out of my head

 

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