I think you can see the quilting lines better in this photo.
In the tradition of women sitting around a quilting frame at a quilting bee, I used Baptist Fans and began on the right side of one long edge and continued to the other end, followed by several more rows of fans. Then I turned the quilt to the opposite corner of the other side and repeated the process until the rows met in the middle. I wasn't sure it would work but there was just a little puffiness in the center and it was no trouble to quilt it flat again.
The top measured 44" x 50" before layering and quilting. After it was quilted and bound it measured 43 1/2" x 50". I forgot to measure it after it was washed and dried.
I used Soft n Crafty 80% cotton / 20% polyester. It quilts easily and washes and dries well.
I like this pattern a lot, especially with change to "casual" stars. After having made this multi-colored, scrappy version I can now imagine scrappy but more color-controlled variations and will probably make another quilt or two with this pattern.
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