I've been working on gift quilts for my youngest nephew and nieces. The quilts are now in their hands, so I can now share my work without spoiling the surprise.
I didn't have a pattern for this one--I just made it up as I went along.
Her mom told me my niece likes bright, bold colors. I think the colors stand out well against the black and white background.
I created the stars based on 4.5" squares with an 8.5" square in the center. The background squares in black and white scrappy fabrics are also 4.5" squares. (These are all unfinished measurements--in the quilt they finish .5" smaller.)
I assembled this quilt in columns (vertical) rather than rows (horizontal). This way, I could work with complete star blocks; this made it easier for me to keep things in order.
Because I wanted to draw the colors of the stars out toward the edge, I made a border of four-patches with 2.5" squares.
I went with a simple black and white backing fabric and a black binding to tie the colors in the quilt together. The quilt finished at approximately 66" x 85".
I like the way this one turned out. Sometimes, you just have to experiment!
I'm linking to Busy Hands Quilts: Finished or Not Friday and Fiber Tuesday 80 at The Quilting Room with Mel.