Sister Star Scrap QuiltJust in time for blooming trees, flowers flowers, and open-toed shoes, I finished this little crib quilt. Made from all those zipper pouch leftovers, this scrappy quilt goes down in Gift Fox history as taking the longest to complete. I’m blaming that on the move from Maine to NYC last spring, and then the tiny living quarters we had in Astoria, Queens. (Did I mention that I relocated to a new apartment in BoCoCa this past month?! For the first time in over a year, I have a kitchen table again! This means more cooking, more baking, and more quilting for sure.)
All of these fabrics coalesced for me when I bought them for the zipper pouches projects, but getting them to cooperate in one quilt together was a bit of a challenge. After rearranging my sister stars and squares again and again, I recalled some very sage advice from my mom a.k.a. Boston Marathon runner extraordinaire: Break up the busy fabric with solid colors. And voila! My fabrics came to live harmoniously side by side. Well… at least, I think so…
I love the pinwheel stars in busy patterns on this crib quilt, which I’ve nicknamed “sister stars.” This sister stars constellation now watches over my cousin’s beautiful new daughter, Mila. I’m sure my cousin is singing lots of lullabies to her, seeing as Mari is an incredible singer. (You can check out her music, Mari & The Ghost on Facebook and Soundcloud.)This quilt also taught me that I really really really need to take a workshop on quilt binding. Every time I go to bind my quilts, there is some sort of debacle which results in imperfect binding. For crib quilts, I’m not as upset, seeing as a silky edge on a quilt is going to be nothing but tatters in a a couple of years, but for my more serious quilting aspirations, solidly constructed bindings are a must.
//So, what’s next for Gift Fox? Right now I am super committed to the band, The Immaculate Corpses. I joined their band family in January, and am learning so much about myself and my voice. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We’ve also got so many great recordings for you to listen for free to on our Bandcamp site. Our next gigs are at the Rock Shop (Brooklyn) on May 20th and the Bitter End (Manhattan) on June 12th. If you’re in the NYC area, I would so love to see you there!