Hi, and welcome to the site if you’re visiting from the Bloggers’ Quilt Festival. Since one is allowed to enter twice this year, I thought I’d give my dad’s Giant Indie Star an outing again:
I made this for my dad for several reasons: 1) it was his birthday and 2) because I thought the combination of the Indie and the Kona Amber would remind him of the 60th birthday trip he and my mum took to India last year and 3) my mum had a Retro Flowers lap quilt and he needed one too ;o) I think this pattern shows off the large prints very well, although saying ‘pattern’ I didn’t actually follow one, just worked out the largest size of HSTs I could make with the fat quarters I had and went from there.
The back shows the quilting a little better, but basically I straight lined out from the centre in a + and X shape and then echoed inside at varying distances:
Fabric: Indie by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics + Kona Amber and Berry
Thread: Pieced and quilted using Aurifil 50wt #2000
Batting: Quilter’s Dream 100% cotton
Size: 56″ x 56″
Quilting: Straight lines radiating from the centre
Quilted by: Moi
Pattern: Giant star out of my head
I love this beautiful quilt and I expect your dad does too!
I love this. The colors feel very warm and welcoming, perfect for snuggling under.
The quilt is great but the name of your "pattern" is even better 🙂
How lucky for your Father to get a quilt that is being seen by so many this month. Great job on the Quilting.
great quilt, I too want to make giant star, it is on my to-do list! Thanks for sharing
Another beautiful and perfect entry
What a great entry-love the colours
Such a great quilt!
Lovely to see this again, such fab colours
Fab entry, love it! :o)
So vibrant. You know I love it, but I am happy to tell you again.
still loving it!
Such a warm quilt. Good luck.
I love the way this quilt glows!!
This is one of my favorites for so many reasons but I think the main reason is there is such a beautiful warm glow to it.
Says India to me! I think I need to make an orange quilt!
The word it brings to mind is "saturated" – in the best possible way. Not sure I've seen this one before so thanks for bringing back out!
A brilliant entry K! Jxo
Beautiful. I give it extra points because of the orange. I just hand delivered a selvage pincushion to Pat Bravo yesterday at quilt market made with Indie selvages
I love this quilt!!!
So rich and luscious! Absolutely LOVE all the color in this!
Lucky Dad x
This is gorgeous, I love those prints with the amber 🙂
Yay!! I love this big bright star!!!
I really love this quilt…simple but visually stunning and that quilting really sets the design off beautifully.
So vibrant and colourful! Really love this design and your quilting.
That is beautiful! I really like the amber paired with those fabrics.
There's a definite Indian feel to the colours. I bet he loves it. Juliex
Well you know I love this quilt – you are the main reason I made mine (which I must finish!). I had forgotten the Indian inspiration or perhaps forgotten 😉
Wow! The colours you've combined are the real stars in this design. They just sing together. Oh, what a beauty!
Yes, I really love it a lot. It makes a lovely lap quilt for two when I'm watching the box with Mum.
What a beautiful quilt! It showcases Indie perfectly!
Such beautiful vibrant colors and the quilting is perfect 🙂
Lovely – Just such a fantastic choice of colours!
Wow! That is a very amazing quilt. Love the colors together with the orange background. Born in the 70s, I love orange! 🙂
Your dad is very lucky!
such a great quilt – love the orange background especially.