Star Surround Quilt

Star Surround Quilt using Amy Butler Fabrics | happy together
You guys, I just finished the most time consuming quilt I have ever made! Oh how my respect for quilters who do all the fancy stuff has grown. And this was an easy quilt! Time consuming, but not difficult. I have always wanted to do a quilt along because I figured it would help me get through making a large quilt like this one. I have a tendency to get bored when a project takes too long. Anyone else? So I went searching and found an old quilt along on Happy Quilting (great name for a blog right? I mean it has “happy” in it ;) haha). It’s called the Star Surround Quilt Along and I fell in love with the design.

Star Surround Quilt using Amy Butler Fabrics | happy together
I had this big pile of Lark by Amy Butler fat quarters that I wanted to use for this. I did have to add in one solid color to make up for being short one fat quarter, but I was happy to use that big bundle up.

Star Surround Quilt using Amy Butler Fabrics | happy together
I love thecolorful happy outcome of all those colors. It makes me think of bright and sunny Florida which has a special place in my heart after living there for a few years.

Star Surround Quilt using Amy Butler Fabrics | happy together Star Surround Quilt using Amy Butler Fabrics | happy together
The final size is a lap size quilt. Perfect for cuddling on the sofa.

Star Surround Quilt using Amy Butler Fabrics | happy together Star Surround Quilt using Amy Butler Fabrics | happy together
I used some little extra scraps to connect the fabric on the back. I love when I can add little extra details like this. I feel it adds more specialness to a project.

Star Surround Quilt using Amy Butler Fabrics | happy together
I’m not quite sure when I will do such a pattern again, but I’m sure my love for these style of quilts will convince me to go back and make one for myself next time. I dream of this being loved very much and one day in the future being a very cool vintage quilt adored by others, like me, that appreciate this type of sewing. -Jess

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Comments

  1. Laura says

    Beautiful quilt! I love the idea of quilting but am totally terrified of the time commitment. This is so pretty and I hope it is cherished by your family for years to come!

  2. says

    Hey Jess, I am still out there, lurking and loving all the great blogs, yours was one of my first, so fun to watch you and your kids growing and thriving! love the quilt, you are way more ambitious than I am, I am still the ADHD crafter…I am ramping up for a craft show, hoping to get stuff on etsy again. Keep up the great stuff! xxx Sandy

    • Jessica says

      Hey you! So good to hear from you :) Kuddos to you for doing craft shows! I get tempted now and again, but just can’t fit that in at this time in life lol. Hope that it all goes well and that you get back to Etsy stuff :) It’s hard work, but fun and worth it.

  3. Kristen says

    I love this! I just started my star surround quilt and boy does each block seem to take forever!!! Lol. Yours came out beautiful! Fingers crossed mine does. Fingers crossed I don’t give up on it! Ha! Seeing yours finished is inspiring me to keep at it!

    • Jessica says

      Don’t give up! It will be worth it :) It was “boring” at some parts, but very rewarding when all done. -jess

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