My bestie, Victoria, says “Never say ‘Never say never’, or that’s the thing you will end up doing!” And turns out, it is so true.
I used to say I never wanted to make a Log Cabin quilt, but I’ve made several, and am working on one right now!
I also said I never wanted to make a quilt out of Crown Royal bags, but when my dear friend, Lindsay, asked me to make one for her momma for her birthday, I couldn’t tell her no. But I also knew I wasn’t gonna get all fancy with it, either.
Lindsay wanted it to be throw size, so her momma can use it on the couch, and based on the number of bags I had, I came up with an idea.
It turned out to be a great decision! Here’s the finished quilt:
Due to the size of the Crown Royal logo, I had to make lots of adjustments to the pattern, and obviously couldn’t do the centers of the blocks with triangles. I also had to make them just a hair bigger so the logo would fit. The fabric the bags are made of is very fuzzy, kinda crawly, and ravels a LOT, so I had purple fuzz and threads all over my studio while I was making it! I didn’t want to have to stabilize it, so I simply sewed very carefully. It also can’t handle a hot iron — I learned that after melting a piece!
I used only the Crown Royal bags, and Moda Bella white solid for the background. By using one green bag in the very center, I had just enough logos to fit the pattern perfectly (but no room for mistakes)!
I amazed myself by getting them all right side up on the first try, too!
I chose a Moda grunge for the backing and binding that matched so perfectly. Since it’s to be a couch quilt, I didn’t want to put white on the back. The only thing she wanted on the label was her birthday:
I quilted it with a pantograph called Citrine, by Patricia Ritter, which came from Urban Elementz.
Then I made a matching pillowcase for her to use with it or store the quilt in when she’s not using it:
Here are all the nitty gritty details:
Finished quilt size: 63″ x 77″ (7″ blocks)
Pattern: Star Junction, by Ariga Mahmoudlou for Robert Kaufman
Fabrics (top): Moda Bella White solid, and Crown Royal bags
Fabrics (backing and binding): Moda Grunge (I think the color is eggplant)
Batting: Quilter’s Dream Poly Select white
Thread (for quilting): Superior OMNI #3002 Natural White
Pantograph: Citrine by Patricia Ritter
And now I’d love to say, “I’ll never make another Crown Royal quilt,” but I’m afraid that will cause me to have to make another one, so you didn’t hear that from me!