Some good friends of my husband just had another baby -their second boy. I was thrilled that they had a boy because that meant I finally have a use for the Caleb Gray robot fabric that my son did not want for his quilt. I love this fabric and have been anxious to use it. (I was ready to make a girl quilt though with some Walk in the Woods fabric by Aneela Hooey though if I had to.)
I used the Vintage Star Tutorial by Jeni Baker of In Color Order. I followed it loosely –I made my blocks 10 inches and I just went on my own with colors and just used what I had that went together. This was my first time doing HST’s. I think the top went together pretty quickly all things considered. (Does anyone else hate actually cutting their fabric? I’m always worried that I’m going to mess up and I never find that my squares look even after the first cut. There’s definitely something to be said for pre-cuts.) I now recognize why some people press their seams open. I did press the seams open for the HST’s but pressed the seams within the rows to the side thinking it would be easier to nest my seams–so needless to say, I have some very bulky points in the middle of the star.
Lil Bee was very excited about this quilt and has many “better” ideas for the next robot quilt that I make. I’ll show you the finished top in my next post.