Urban Cottage Giant Star Quilt

Monday, July 29, 2019

Hi friends!  Today I'm excited to share with you a quilt I finished up over the weekend.  
It's a new favorite and for sure one of the easiest quilts I've ever made!


From the moment I saw the line Urban Cottage by Urban Chiks for Moda, 
I knew I had to have some!  It goes with my sewing room perfectly!


I ordered a fat quarter bundle plus some yardage and now I have two projects made with this line.
[Click HERE to see the other project, my Urban Cottage Tied Blanket.]

Here's my Giant Star Quilt pre-border.
It only took 2-3 hours to cut, piece and press the whole thing.


I didn't use a pattern for this quilt but I had seen it floating around the internet several years ago 
and always thought it was cute.  Jeni Baker has a similar (and slightly scrappier pattern for it 
with multiple size options and no border).  Click HERE for the link to her pattern.


I  just made 17" (unfinished) half-square triangle blocks from 8 fat quarters
and added on 4 1/2" (unfinished) border strips once they were all sewn together.


Denae Hansen of Plain Jane Quilting in American Fork, Utah quilted it for me with a classic, 
cross-hatch design.  She always does a fantastic job!  Look at that texture!  I like that it's a simple 
design keeping the focus on the cute fabrics and the star.


My quilt finished at 74 1/2".  Luckily, there was some 108" wide fabric available in this line 
so I didn't have to piece my back!  Yay!  A seamless back is always a win!


Usually, I like to finish off my quilts with a dark binding.  I feel like that frames things nicely.  
But I liked the subtle stripe feeling of this Urban Ticking fabric in ivory.  
Again, it kept the focus on the center of the quilt while adding a playful touch to the edge.


I'm seriously so in love with this veeeery simple quilt, you guys!  Sometimes all you need 
are some cute fabrics and a really simple pattern and you'll have yourself a winner!


I think this one is going to get used a lot.  I'm going to wash it soon.  Can't wait to get it out of the dryer so it's all soft and crinkly.  I don't always wash my quilts first thing, but I think this quilt will be perfect with that worn look.  Do you wash your quilts right away or wait till they need it?

Well, if you made it through that very long post and all those photos, you get a gold star!  

Thanks so much for stopping by today friends!  If you have any questions or just want to 
let me know what you think of this super simple quilt, I'd love it if you left a comment below 
and I'll get back to you!  

Have a great day!

14 comments:

  1. This is one of my favorites fabric lines too! I love his quilt,looks so soft and comfy!

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    1. Thanks friend! I love this line. I think I want to make one more project out of my scraps + a few fat quarters I didn't end up using in the star quilt. Three projects out of the same line...that's not too many, is it? LOL.

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  2. Oh my gosh, we must have been sharing some brainwaves because I made that same quilt this weekend but with Sweetwater Christmas fabrics. No pattern, just cut some fat quarters similar to yours. We're so smart! LOL!

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    1. Oh my gosh, how fun! I love Sweetwater. I bet it's so cute! I'm obsessed with this pattern now!

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Amber

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  3. I love this quilt! So simple yet so lovely!! What size blocks did you use for this size star? This pattern would make a perfect quick and easy baby quilt!! (I need a baby quilt in a hurry so I think I'm going to do this, possibly today!!)

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    1. Hi Susan! Thank you! This will be such a great gift and you'll be able to whip it out in no time! I just cut 18" squares from my fat quarters, made them into HST's and trimmed them to 17". So the blocks finished at 16.5". The quilt finished at 74.5" square (so maybe a bit big for a baby quilt but that's up to you!) You could adjust the block sizes and make a smaller version if desired.

      Happy quilting!
      Amber

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  4. So elegant ....thanks for sharing, this is going to be on my bucket list to do ! Love it ....

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    1. It was on mine for a while! You should totally do it!

      Have a great day!
      Amber

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  5. Love everything about this quilt!!! I really want to make one. I love a fast and simple project that has a wow factor like this does. Can you tell me what color is your background fabric, so perfect!
    You really have a great eye for color and design.

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    1. Aw you are too sweet! Picking fabrics is my favorite part of quilting!

      The background I used is called Dottie #45010 by Moda. I had it in my stash for a few years but maybe it's a basic that they always reprint. I'm not sure but hopefully you can find it!

      Happy stitching!
      Amber

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  6. Beautiful, beautiful quilt, Amber! Love the bold black and white and lovely prints in there. I too think this will become a well-used and well-loved quilt!!

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    1. Thank you, thank you! This fabric line is one of my favorites for sure!

      Have a great day!
      Amber

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