Sew Frou Frou Quilter

Spreading warm wishes one quilt at a time…


Robot Star Quilt

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.Star layout

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.