In one of my random Google searches, I found a Carpenter's Star Quilt. I thought it was interesting and I started looking at it in more detail. I quickly figured out that it was made entirely of half-square triangles...I KNOW how to make a quilt from half-square triangles. It was all a matter of placement. I knew I had my next quilt pattern but I had no idea what fabric I was going to use. After exchanging emails with the mom-to-be, Allie, she sent me an image of the fabric she planned to use for the baby's room.
Now came the fun part of searching for fabric and this is what I found at Fat Quarter Shop. I was thrilled I found fabric that pulled all of the colors together and coordinated so well.
After cutting and piecing, I was so excited to see the whole thing come together. The hand-quilting was also a little different. I wanted to do something that would soften up the look and make it decidedly more feminine. By adding the quilted flowers, I think I really finished off the quilt nicely. I also appliqued the center part of the quilt onto the back. I didn't know the name of the baby when I was finishing up the quilt so I used the scraps to recreate the star.