Ok I can now show ya'll the test quilt I did call Watkins Star. It was designed by Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy and it is a super fun pattern. Her version of the pattern uses patriotic fabrics and is very cute, but I wanted to do something a little different. I had a set of colors in mind and had most of the fabric, but went looking for one special fabric. Instead I found some totally different fabrics and this is what I did with them.
Now this is what her sample looked like and I love her colors, but I've been a grey kick lately and when I found the pink floral with the touches of grey I just had to use it.You can purchase the pattern on Craftsy (ie. HERE). She did her points a little more random than me, but I think it looks good both ways.
I think it is so much fun to see how different people use the same pattern yet come up with so many different looks by just using different fabrics. Her blog show some really great options that her testers completed. I was hoping to get it quilted on Monday, but it has been a crazy week and I've not gotten anything I had planned done.
My problem is I can't decide if I want to put a border on it or not. A couple of the tester put borders on theirs and I really like how it looks. It is currently about 55" x 55", so it is a good size, but I really like big quilts. I'm thinking about a small 1" purple border, then a 2" yellow border and then a 4" floral border which would make it about 69" by 69". What do you think does it need a border? Here is a little better show of the fabrics used. I plan on the floral as the backing fabric.
It was a fun quilt to make, the instructions are clear and easy to follow. I was able to cut it very quickly (shhh don't tell anyone but I did it at work). The way it is laid out there are not many matching seams (YEAH), so it went together very quickly. And did you notice the chalk board in the first photo? I removed the washi tape I had on it. I think I want to paint it, but that will come later. I'm just having fun using it.