Whew! Night Sky, a Jaybird Quilts pattern, was what we politely call a “challenge”. A friend and I made it together and both used some naughty words.
But here it is, and it looks pretty good.
Here’s a detail of one of the stars.
And the back, which is a leftover sheet from the 1990s! This is also a good place to see the lovely quilting. I think those swirls really add something nice to the quilt.
Name: Night Sky
Finished size: 56″ x 64″
Designer: Jaybird Quilts
Made by: me
Quilted by: Linda Nichols
P.S.: take a look at this wonderful pegboard my husband just made for hanging all my rulers, templates, etc, etc. The wood is quarter-sawn white oak, for those of you who care about such things 😉
Night Sky is very pretty, though I can guess how challenging it was to put together… getting all those points joined accurately. That’s one reason to make improv! 🙂 Your husband is very handy with tools, and made a very practical addition to your sewing room. Like you, I prefer to store rulers vertically, so there’s more horizontal surface area for quiltmaking.
Yep, gotta save space any way we can!
I love your “Naughty” Night Sky quilt. Those points look perfect! Do you have any helpful hints as to how to make them come out so precise?
After reading about the backing, I found some sheets that would be good for some backing…so thanks for the idea. My youngest son is the carpenter in the family so I sent him the picture of the handy pegboard…just a hint…
I basted most of the final seams, checked, and then did the final stitching when the points matched. More efficient than ripping out seams that don’t match, since basting comes out easily.
Thanks for the tip!
Great tip. I’m going to use on quilt I’m currently working on. Lots of squares to match. I just got to get started again…
The quilting swirls make me think of Ban Gogh’s Starry Night. I always wonder when to echo lines and when to contrast when I’m planning quilting. (I’ll admit I usually go with what seems easiest.)
I do what seems easiest by having someone more professional than I do the quilting!
Love that swirly quilting…perfect complement to the design!
The peg board is such a wonderful solution for so many things! Your Hubby did well! 🙂
Yes, I like that quilt pattern as well. I’ll probably ask for it again 🙂
Your Night Sky is gorgeous! I especially love the glittery black fabric you chose for the background.
Love the pegboard! Definitely an upgrade from the usual kind.
Thanks. I like that quilt now that it’s finished 😀
That does look tricky. You are both brave and persistent! The framed pegboard is a great display piece. When the rulers are out they are more likely to be used.
Hi Nann. Yes, persistence paid this time, but that quilt is a one-off!
It looks like it was fiercely difficult to pie w those stars but oh, what a beautiful quiltp
Oops — piece
Thank you. I do like the quilt now that it’s done!
Despite being soaked in naughty words (ha) the quilt came out great and looks really awesome!
That is one fabulous pegboard – good job Zippy Hubby!
Ha! I knew you, of all people, would appreciate the pegboard. I hope you showed it to John 😉
I need to! 🙂
All parts of this are lovely: the swirly quilting, the stars with all their beautiful points, and the wonderful fabric choices. I must also include the pegboard as lovely, too. I’m always fighting the ruler stash; how nice to have it so beautiful organized!
Yes, I especially liked the design my quilter did on the stars!
I see your husband is talented too. So sweet of him to make the pegboard for you. I’m impressed by Night sky. Congratulations on another finish
Honestly, I’m impressed with Night Sky too, but I don’t want to make it again so another woman is going to teach it at the shop 😀
Sounds like a win-win to me