Star Baby, Star Baby!

Quite a few friends are having babies in the coming months. I am really happy because I know how excited my friends are, but also because it means I get to make some new baby quilts!

I have been away from my blog for almost two months, what with work, life, and a few other unexpected events. But I have been busy, designing and sewing, and over the coming weeks, I hope to have a few more quilts to show you.

I made this quilt for a little boy who was born at the end of June. I wanted to make star blocks, and this time, unlike the Aurora Quilt, I wanted to use more complex blocks. I found a fabulous paper piecing template with very clear instructions on Faith Jones' lovely Fresh Lemons blog (I am a regular reader of her blog and recommend it to anyone interested in modern quilting). 

I used a grey solid and a selection of bright prints for the stars. All the fabric was from my stash and I used scraps from the print fabric to do the binding. I quilted in straight lines with a cross hatch pattern in the middle.

Here it is on our lawn, being modelled by one of our cats. I decided to let her be featured in this post because I have recently read quite a few blog posts where quilters have mentioned their cats. For some reason, a lot of quilters seem to be cat people!