Here's my stashbuster (more like nickel-buster!) Twinkler quilt!
The pattern is super easy, and is from Claudia's Quilt Shoppe. I made mine with 5" and 3" squares, just so I could use up those nickels! Produced a big quilt quickly! Click here for my tutorial on making this with the larger squares.
Each complete star is from the same fabric, but there are at least five different fabrics, all pretty much the same color green. Yes, I cut those (gasp!). Just another bunch of fabrics I wanted to use up.
And the quilting? I freehanded swirls with a hook in the center, then came out to a point to start another swirl.
The center of the stars got marked with a dot, then using a ruler, stitching went from seam points to the dot, and back out again. Simple, but effective.
At first, I really didn't like the scrappiness of this quilt, and thought some of the blocks downright ugly. Quilting it with a dark olive green thread really helped to pull it together. So now I like it, and I hope a patient at the VA likes it too.
Click here to check out the next post, as I'll tell you about my 'oops'!