A while back I bought 2 packs of rainbow-colored charm squares from a seller on eBay. I love the colors and the listing said they were all dye cut. Howver, the "pinking" (zig zags) on the sides of the squares were so deep (1/4" in some cases) that I ended up cutting them all down from 5" to 4.5" before using them. Frustrating!
Anyway.... I took my inspiration for this quilt from this one on Leslie Unfinished. I didn't have a true plan in mind, so I just made some 9-patch star blocks and added colorful blocks around it. I didn't think the quilt was big enough, so I ended up adding 1 more column to each side and 2 more rows each to the bottom and the top. (That's why the stars may not look "spread out" enough --- where they end was the original edges of the quilt.)
Added a few more borders to make it even bigger. Finished size (after washing) measures 54.5" wide x 70" long.
I straight-line quilted with a walking foot horizontally across the colored squares, then around the middle section through the borders. I fell in love with straight line quilting!!
I didn't have a recipient in mind while I was making this, but as soon as my sister-in-law saw it, she called "dibs" on it. That was easy!
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~ Kat ~