~But, I am making this quilt at the request of my boys!~
Back in January when I made the American Hero giant start quilt for some friends, my boys requested that I make another one for the family. The colors they wanted: pink and purple. Panda added that he also wanted flowers on the back. Sevem months later, they are absolutely thrilled that I am finally fulfilling their request.
I am still using the giant star tutorial by Jeni Baker at In Color Order. One big difference in the making of this quilt is that I now have a 20.5 inch Omnigrip ruler. It has made cutting out the eighteen inch squares and squaring up the 17.5 inch HST super easy. I love this ruler that my boys gave me for Mother's Day.
Things have been so busy and crazy that all the sewing I have done for the last week and a half is the "blocks" for this giant star quilt.
I plan on adding a 1.5 inch border all the way around of the cream star fabric. Then I will add a 2.5 inch purple border to the top and bottom, and a 5 inch pink border to the top and bottom. (These sizes are determined by the amount of fabric I have left of each color.) It will look a lot like the American Hero quilt I made.
I love the way it turned out with the more modern borders. Personally, I don't like square quilts as much as rectangular ones. Which is probably why I gave away my first giant star quilt.
Hopefully, I can get this quilt finished soon. I know with our crazy schedule that it may not happen for a few more weeks. I am hoping that things settle down in September, but with two family birthdays I am not sure.