I started this quilt way back in April, I think. I had been wanting to try this pattern since I first saw Jeni's version of it and subsequent tutorial. It would be a great one to make when you need a gift in a hurry, or just need to satisfy your creative urge with a quick finish. Obviously that wasn't the case here, but for anyone else it's totally possible.
I have always been a fan of Natalie from Greenleaf Goods' talent for choosing interesting color palettes. When I saw one of her blogger bundles for Pink Castle Fabrics I knew that would be what I used. I think this bundle was called "Summer Salad", but I'm not really sure because it is sold out now.
Since the pattern calls for several FQs, it was the perfect reason to buy it. I did have to add a few of my own fabrics in since I chose to make every section with a different print.
This quilt started as a wedding gift for a couple that I went to college with, but then for some reason I decided that it really wasn't "them" so I set it aside once I got the top made. In fact, I used the scraps from this quilt to make Elizabeth's quilt for my friend's daughter.
A couple of months later I decided that it would be a great gift for my cousin who was married in July, so I got busy making the back from this ubiquitous Ikea print. Then, I realized I was really pregnant and did not want to get on the floor basting this thing, so it sat for another month until my saintly mother basted it for me while I was in the hospital with Jill.
Finally, in little bits here and there while Jill was content in her carrier, I got the quilting finished. Nothing spectacular, just randomly spaced lines mimicking the chevron/arrow shapes of the four star sections and then filling in the background. I used grey thread in the star and a dark plum in the Kona Berry that I used for the background and binding.
Now it is all ready to ship to Iowa as a late wedding/punctual birthday gift for my beautiful cousin Taryn who married a farmer of her own this summer.