Jett’s quilt is now finished! I had the best of intentions of finishing this about 4 years ago. I made a nearly identical quilt for Jude in blue/white/black fabrics when he turned two years old. I wanted to have Jett’s quilt done when he turned two, that gave me a whole year to get it done. Things did not at all work out the way I’d planned!
I was working on this quilt at the first quilting retreat I went to at the 4H Camps near Boone with a little group of friends called the Scrappin’ Sisters. Yes, it’s true. I actually named the group because quilters work with scraps of fabric (sometimes) and the other part of our group is made of ladies who like to scrapbook. Heh, I crack myself up. Oh, and I don’t think any of us are actually sisters. “Sisters” is meant in the collective she-spirit of the group.
I finished the quilt at the last Scrappin’ Sisters retreat in April of this year at Hidden Acres Camp in Dayton, Iowa. I had some machine quilting left to do on it and then I got the binding done, too. I was able to come home with the fully completed quilt for my Jettster. He was pumped!
I had a lot of the backing fabric left over so I went ahead and bound it with the same fabric. I did buy the backing specifically for this project, but everything else was from my stash. I’ve been on a roll with using what I have and it feels gooood!
And speaking of scrappin’, this pattern is called Scrappy Stars. It was featured in American Patchwork & Quilting’s June of 2006 issue – it’s a great pattern. And yes, I plan to make one more for Jace in a variety of red fabrics. I don’t have an estimated completion date on that.