This is my second commissioned baby quilt for 2021, and my second sawtooth star baby quilt in a year. I had every intention of making a very different quilt, but I found my way back to this scrappy goodness. The person commissioning the quilt wanted scrappy, so that is what I did!! I did another version of the 12" floating sawtooth star block - this time with all miss-matched scrappy backgrounds.
All of these fabrics came from my stash, with the exception of the darkest blue fabric. I decided to go with predominantly blue low-volume fabrics for the stars - I have quite a few of those in my stash, but I rarely use them because I prefer black or gray low-volume fabrics when I'm doing a scrappy low-volume quilt.
I quilted straight lines on this quilt on my home machine. I think that curvy quilting (like my last Ocean Waves quilt) would have been too flowery and feminine for this litte-boy quilt. Straight lines can provide good texture with out being too much of a distraction from a scrappy pattern.
The backing is a directional (see the foxes!) lt. blue on navy polka-dot fabric from Riley Blake and really was the inspiration for the whole color-scheme for this quilt. Some of my pattern-matching for piecing the backing was a little off - but nothing you could notice from the back of a galloping horse!
I had enough of the blue penguin fabric to bind this quilt and I love the little penguins that peek out.
16 blocks that are made of 4" finished squares and themselves finish at 12."
The quilt finises at 48" square.
This quilt is very similar to my Pink Saw-tooth Star Baby Quilt.
You can see more pictures of this quilt on my Instagram account @handmademyrth
10/6/2021 03:40:27 pm
Oh, this is a very handsome quilt! I love the simplicity of the blue. Nicely done!
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