Quilt Along

During our winter break, I always try to do at least one big project to have something to show for the rest of the year. This year, I decided to make a quilt for my bed. I’ve made many quilts over the past years, but I’ve never actually kept one. FOR ME!

This one is for me. 🙂

It just so happens that while I was thinking about a pattern and fabric for this winter quilt, I stumbled across a quilt along on this blog. I fell in love with the pattern and decided to give it a go.

Star Light Star Bright ButtonIt’s called the Star Light Star Bright Quilt Along and goes from January 15 through April 2.

Perfect timing. The quilt would be finished before the spring and summer seasons got out-of-control busy!

I did really well for the first several weeks, stayed on top of everything, but then with the trip to Australia, and spring season, I’ve slowed down considerably.

I wanted to show you all this quilt because I need a little accountability. 🙂

I really want to finish this by April 2, but this may mean some late nights and early mornings.

Sacrifice. Perseverance.

Here’s a look at the project week by week:

Jan 15 – Intro and Fabric Requirements
Jan 29 – Cutting
 Feb 5 – Flying Geese
Feb12 – Half Square Triangles
Feb 19 – Building Block Centers
Feb 26 – Building Block Sides
Mar 5 – Building Block Corners
Mar 12 – Piecing Top
April 2- Star Light Star Bright Parade

First the pattern:

Anthem Layout

And to make things extra complicated, I decided to change the pattern just a bit. Here’s the original block:

Star Light Original Block

Here’s my rendition:

Star Light Alternate BlockI know that if you’re not a quilter, the differences will be slight. Basically, look at the center star. 🙂

Week 1 – Select fabrics

Sheri's Fabric SelectionI have always been a big fan of blue and yellows. They remind me of blue skies and sunshine. Actually, these were my wedding colors too!

Week 2 – Cutting the fabrics



It was a lot to cut, but I’ve enjoyed nearly every step in this quilt so far.

Week 3 – Flying Geese

photo 2 (3)There were so many of these. I thought I’d never get done!

Week 4 – Half Square Triangles

photo 4 (3)And I thought there were a lot of flying geese! I ended up making somewhere around 660 of these. Insane!

Week 5 – Stars!


This was just last week for me. I still have 2 more steps to go. The Sides and the Corners. Then it’s onto sewing the blocks together and the sashing.

Here’s my progress to date:

photo1I’m making a Queen/King size quilt (I love them big!) and there are 16 squares in all. The squares will measure 24″x 24″ upon completion.

I’ve been posting pictures and stories each week on my personal blog, so if you want to see the complete process, please visit there. 🙂

And THAT is my progress so far.

How about you? Do you save certain projects for the winter? What’s your favorite thing to do on snow days?

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that you’ll leave a comment below. I love hearing from you!

Happy Friday!

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About Sheri Salatin

Sheri is married to Daniel Salatin. She is the marketing director at Polyface Farm and stay-at-home mom of three children. Sheri is passionate about clean food and is enjoying working the land along side her husband. When not farming, Sheri can be found reading, writing, sewing, baking and serving in her church family.
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5 Responses to Quilt Along

  1. Kelly Ann says:

    Wow! What incredible work! You have just inspired me to make my relatives a quilt for Christmas! 🙂 How fun!

    • Sheri Salatin says:

      That’s awesome, Kelly Ann. I would love to see pictures as you go! 🙂 Thank you for stopping by!

  2. Kristin says:

    Your quilt is AWESOME! I love the design and colors–just gorgeous. Yes, blue and yellow, along with the green you added, go together so well. We just painted our kitchen/dining room/den a warm yellow, and the kitchen counters are blue. I really like that combination.

    • Sheri Salatin says:

      I’ll bet your painted rooms are beautiful! 🙂 I painted the bathroom yellow. The rest of our walls are wood – no paint there. 🙂

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