Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday Finish: Bungle Jungle Stars!

I am so thrilled to have completed my Bungle Jungle Stars baby quilt! This is my fastest finish to date: I completed it, start to finish, in about five weeks.
There's a lot about this quilt that I love: the simplicity of using charm squares; the straight line quilting; the super fun binding fabric; the softness of the fleece backing; the wonderful crinkly texture after washing; and, of course, the wonky stars!
Quilting with fleece was new to me. I was nervous that it would lint up my machine and make a total mess, but it didn't! Not at all.
I also used basting spray for the first time ever. Getting down on my hands and knees on the hardwood floors to pin baste was just not an option this time around - at five months pregnant, I'm having quite a lot of back pain. I was worried that the spray would gum up my machine, but it didn't. In fact, I had this quilt basted in under 20 minutes. I may never pin baste again!
I'll be packing this quilt up and shipping it off to the newest member of our family tomorrow. I'm so excited! I hope the little ones Mom and Dad love it as much as I do.

Quilt Stats:
42 x 42 inches (approximately)
2 Moda Bungle Jungle Charm Packs
1/2 metre of Kona Papaya for the Wonky Stars
Orange fleece backing
Binding is Raspberry Stripe from Marmalade by Bonnie & Camille for Moda

I'm linking up with Thank Goodness it's Finished Friday this week. Check out everyone else's finishes for inspiration!


  1. Yay! It's beautiful, Lisa! I adore the colours and fabrics! Great backing and binding choices.

  2. I love that line of fabrics, and your striped binding is fantastic!

  3. It's perfect. Yay on the finish!

  4. I love this quilt - so pretty!!! :)

  5. I absolutely love it! I love the star block!

  6. I agree in your description of your quilt! Lovely and colourful!

  7. Love this! The random stars look wonderful with the squares. The pop of color on the back is so happy!

  8. Adorable!!! I love it!! The little stars are too cute. I'm so happy you didn't have any trouble with the spray basting.

  9. This is a cool quilt! And that fleece back is awesome. Love the color.

  10. Oh my gosh, how lovely! I always appreciate it when people accomplish beautiful things with controversial colors like orange. And I really enjoy baby gear that looks appropriately cheery and whimsical without screaming BABY. I'd love to see some of your projects on Kollabora, the crafting community! I just moved and need some decor inspiration.