Sewing Projects

Star of Chaos Quilt


A few months back a friend asked about ordering a quilt from me, the quilt design she requested was something dealing with Warhammer. Now I have no frigging idea what it is, I’ve seen pictures of her bf playing but I will never understand it lol. Needless to say coming up with a pattern wasn’t easy, with everything both of us had going on I think we both kinda forgot about the project, but beginning of December it was brought up in convo and a pattern was finally established. My other half found a design online called “Star of Chaos” showed it to our friend (S) and she loved it, I figured that it would be easy but boy was I proven wrong.

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Above is the picture of the finished quilt, I am very happy with the way it had come out. I had to enlarge the star that was decided for the design and once enlarged got it printed off and then had the fun of cutting everything out and taping it all together. After I had the star cut out of paper I had my design and had to trace that onto the red fabric and cut that out. At this point figured “oh this is going to be really frigging easy to put together”, but omg was I wrong. Something was going on with everything and my machine just kept screwing up and I couldn’t get the star to stay in place. So last minute I ran to the store to get more red fabric, I felt so bad cause it wasn’t the same red as the first one and got some Heat and Bond, was my first time using this type normally I use Wonder Under, but man it works so much nicer. I laid out the new red fabric, ironed on the heat and bond and then traced and cut out the star once again. Then once I had the backing pieced and the borders added on the top I went and free motioned the entire quilt. Once quilted I took the new star and ironed it onto the quilt top, it looked so much better then the first one and when I went to sew it in place it worked like a dream!! I sewed close to the edges so when it was washed it would fray a little and give that raggedy look just like the picture we found online.

Overall I loved how this custom order quilt came together, it took from December 7th til early early December 16th, so not bad timing for making a quilt after being free motioned and having issues with it. The quilt was for her bf for Christmas, and she received it on December 19th and she couldn’t wait til Christmas for him to open it but she did. From what I have been told and the picture I seen he was very excited and loves the quilt. This quilt took me way out of my element cause I haven’t done much free motioned and working with the star was completely different then I am used to. But, I worked through my worries and got it finished, so glad it came out great and our friends are happy with it!!

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5 thoughts on “Star of Chaos Quilt”

  1. I made a quilt to order once that had a LARGE moose on it and there is no way I could’ve sewn it on without a double sided interfacing product like wonder under or heat n bond, glad you managed to work through the issues in the end. It looks great 🙂

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  2. I love this quilt! This is one of the things I like best about making your own things–you get to make it just the way you like, not relying on the mass-produced designs you can find in stores. You did a great job. This is the year I am going to learn to use my sewing machine!

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