I finally completed my GRAVITY Stellar Pillow, just one day before the link-up ends tomorrow! There's still time to enter your pillow or wall hanging. All entries receive a free PDF quilt pattern from my pattern shop.
I finished my Stellar as a wall hanging rather than a pillow and even remembered to put a rod pocket on the back! I plan to hang it in my dining room with a thin wooden rod and Command hooks. These hooks are a great way to hang small quilts without damaging the wall and to make it simple to change decorations.
The layout of my quilt is similar to the original but different. Not because I wanted it different, but do you have any idea how hard it is to match 100 different colors and get them in the same position? I did place a primary color hexagon a bit off center, like the pattern, and worked out from that.
To quilt it, I used zigzags with the original pillow by Julie as a guide. For the backing I used the same rainbow petal fabric that I used on the back of my GRAVITY quilt. The binding is Kona Royal. Pretty much any Kona color would work for the binding!
The first two rows I assembled went really slowly without chain piecing. UGG. So with the book handy, I arranged the triangles in stacks and used a hair clip to remember which pile to take from next and chain pieced them! Much faster! I finger pressed the triangles open before adding the next triangle and did an official ironing when the rows were completed.
I have a second pile of triangles cut (100+) and would like to offer them to a reader. Also included are all of the white triangles and diamonds needed to complete the quilt as shown in the book. I will not be including directions to complete the quilt because that is copyright, but I know you can figure out how to put it together from pictures you find online. The price is $25, including shipping, to the US only. It may seem a bit high, but please remember they took a long time to cut. The first one to request 'em gets 'em. If no one here wants them, I'll list the set in my Etsy shop in one week.
You can add your Stellar Pillow to the link-up below and get a free PDF quilt pattern from my pattern shop.
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