It took me way too long to finish this one! It was supposed to be our summer quilt for the sofa. But then I had this idea in my mind to hand quilt it, but I hated the look of it. It was a bit overwhelming and took the focus from the star flowers. Don't you hate it when the vision in your head clashes with the image before you? Anyway, I ripped it all out again and now I decided to stay true to the nautical theme and quilt it with wavy lines.
I used two charm packs of Cosmo Cricket's Salt Air fabric, but made the star flowers in different sizes. I followed the star flower block tutorial from Jennifer of Ellison Lane Quilts. The solid is Kona Cotton Aqua. Since I had leftover strips from where I cut the charms smaller, I made a little improv pieced panel for the back.
The back is pieced with the improv panel, sashed in Kona Cotton Papaya, and some midnight blue shirting fabric. It's bound in Kona Cotton Crimson. The whole quilt measures 70 x 55 inches, so it's a generous lap size. I can't wait to snuggle under it!
Oh, and it's a good thing I finished it yesterday, so I can link up today for Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side and with crazy mom quilts!