When my Dr.Seuss-loving friend had a baby, I was trying to think of an appropriate quilt for the theme. The wacky star quilt was the perfect choice. Having different-sized stars floating randomly on the background adds to the playfulness.This quilt in primary colours has the same red background used in the quilt and the wacky star blocks.
I didn’t fussy cut the blue Dr. Seuss focus fabric, but most of the squares ended up with the face of a character.
The stars are all different, and done with the same technique as the wacky star tutorial.
There is echo quilting around each star with a loopy swirl meander and random stars in the background.
I liked the quilt so much that I made another one with purples and pinks.
Since I only used fabrics from my stash, there are three different shades of purple fabric. Some of the stars have a different focus fabric for the centre and some are all one fabric.
There is in-the-ditch quilting around the stars, and wavy vertical lines done with a walking foot – a kind of loose, wide matchstick quilting.
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