Technically it's not Friday here anymore but it is somewhere in the world, so I'm linking up to 'finish it up Friday' at Crazy Mom Quilts and TGIFF at KristyLou's Creations!

Already this week (and last weekend!) I managed to finish a sewing machine cover, 2 travel sewing cases and a hand pieced rose and star block, which you can see here. I also made a zip pouch for my zips!

I have been working on a 'version' of this pattern, I say that because I forgot that the charms I had were 4" not 5" and I'd already cut the solid squares for the points from the pattern, so my stars sort of came out as a mistake and not all neat! I went with it anyway a) because I had no more neutral solid fabric (I barely squeezed the sashing out of it!) and b) I like them and don't really care!! I continued in a nonchalant way until I had this:

sorry for the late night shots, I've been out for dinner!!

So this is my 'Not so charming rainbow stars quilt'! I've only finished the quilt top so far but I've got the backing ready to go! It's a weird, beautiful, hippy acquired taste sort of fabric, that my mum kindly gave me but I oddly love it:

The quilt top was actually slightly bigger than the backing but I couldn't bear to piece this fabric together, it would look even odder and I like the red border on it. I did contemplate adding a border to make it bigger but I doubt I would have been able to centre it properly when basting because that would require skill!! So I did the only thing that felt right to me and trimmed the edges of the quilt top. So what the sashing won't be even, I will love the back and that's what counts!!

I'm thinking of binding it in Kona Charcoal because I think that's all the solid fabric I have and it will suit the Autumnal colours, I don't really want a print binding and I can't be bothered making a scrappy one either. Lazy?? Yes I am!! Well maybe just about this one ;)
I'm also planning on quilting it by outlining the squares and then doing some free motion quilting inside the stars. They're not big so I was going to do some loops or something. I don't really want to fmq stars or anything too fiddly but would love to give it some texture. Any ideas?

I'm fairly certain this will become a hanging out on the sofa quilt because I'm not sure anyone else would love it!!

Oh and if anyone has any clue what that orange flower fabric is (top right corner) Rebecca and I would love to know!!

On a whim and spurred on by a few crazy people agreeing to the idea (thank you!!!) I also decided to create a linky party on my blog starting 7th February - the idea is to de-stash and get rid of any unwanted fabric you may have been hiding by having a giveaway/swap/whatever on your blog and linking up here. Click the button to learn more and spread the word!

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