Star Cube in Urban Garden - Detail
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Star Cube in Urban Garden {Finished Quilt}

After sharing about the progress I made early last week in piecing a second version of Star Cube in Urban Garden Fabrics, I debated on the fabric position for the last two quadrants the next morning for a while longer before committing to a final layout. This version of the Star Cube quilt finishes at 48-inches square, so quilting it went pretty quickly, and this weekend I put the final hand touches on for the binding, hanging sleeve, and label.

Star Cube in Urban Garden

Star Cube in Urban Garden

As many of you keenly pointed out, this version of Star Cube plays up the 3D shape of the cubes in each quadrant a lot more than the secondary star pattern that is created (and more easily seen in the original Star Cube quilt).

Star Cube in Urban Garden - Quilting Detail

Star Cube in Urban Garden – Quilting Detail

I used a medium gray thread for the quilting: 50wt Aurifil 5004 (Grey Smoke), and I decided to go with Circuitboard Quilting as the motif. I like the way the quilting color and motif gives the quilt a great texture without detracting from the bold fabrics and design.

Star Cube in Urban Garden - Detail

Star Cube in Urban Garden – Detail

I had to laugh as myself as I was quilting this quilt. I always try to make an informed decision about how many bobbins to wind before I start quilting. This quilt is relatively smaller than some I have quilted recently, and I told myself that with an all over motif I wouldn’t need much thread. So I wound 3 bobbins and ran out a little over halfway through quilting. I don’t know why I keep thinking “oh, I won’t quilt this quilt as densely”. I should just wind twice as many bobbins as I guess from now on.

Star Cube in Urban Garden - Selvage Binding

Star Cube in Urban Garden – Selvage Binding

The selvages for Urban Garden are lovely. I love that it includes #quiltwithlove and the colors in the print are represented by bees. So I saved all the selvages as I was working and bound the quilt with them to show off how lovely they are as well.

Star Cube in Urban Garden - Proof of Label

Star Cube in Urban Garden – Proof of Label

And one last photo to round out this finish post, because it shows two key things:

  1. I do label my quilts (well, sometimes anyway, haha)!
  2. The backing is another print from Urban Garden, which is a lovely combination of the 4 colorways.

Linking up with Main Crush Monday and Finish it Friday.

22 thoughts on “Star Cube in Urban Garden {Finished Quilt}

  1. After seeing the very first photo I was wondering what the binding fabric was, now I know! Lovely 3D finish!

  2. Alison says:

    This is lovely! I love the backing too. 🙂

  3. Sharon B. says:

    What a great quilt! Perfect fabrics, nice quilting design and I especially love the selvage binding!

  4. Cocoa Quilts says:

    I love the circuit board quilting. It is so perfect and straight. The binding worked out perfect.

  5. patty says:

    Great quilt and I love that quilt pattern.

  6. Awesome finish! I love that quilty texture. I started buying two spools of each thread. That way I can use one for the needle and one for winding bobbins. I just wind the next bobbin while I clean the lint out of my machine.

  7. aquilterstable says:

    Very nice! Fun what you did with the selvage binding!

  8. Another fabulous quilt, Yvonne! I really like that 3D effect. I sometimes label quilts too, just not as often as I should!

  9. Oh, I love the selvedge binding!! Those bees and the message included are a perfect finishing touch! Beautiful, finish, Yvonne! 🙂 And yay for labeling! <3

  10. Love both the quilting and the selvage binding! What a gorgeous finish!

  11. I am in love with your fabrics!! but your quilt is beautiful, of course!!! you make me smile with your bobbins!

  12. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Yvonne; Oh this is an incredible quilt that you have created and shared today! I love all of the fabrics and detailed quilting. It is just another one of your gorgeous quilts that inspires me to go past my realm and reach into other parts of quilting. Thank you for sharing this quilt Yvonne and for always leaping forward!

  13. Fabrics, binding, backing and circuit board quilting, this is a winner. Down here instead of gold, the champion get a purple rosette with long trails of ribbon attached, ( at least in the equine fields) so yours has to be purple!!!

  14. Patty says:

    A beautiful finish Yvonne. The vibrant colors, the fabulous fabric! I am once again inspired by your creativity and passion.

  15. Lisa says:

    It’s a great finish Yvonne. I can see why you used the selvedge in the binding….with all those cute little bees. Maybe I’ll start labelling…I hardly ever do.

  16. Tish says:

    That backing print is as awesome as the prints on the front. I’m always amazed at how many bobbins one can go through when dense quilting is involved…but it is soooo worth the texture on the quit. I have vowed that I am going to start labeling my quilts. I am the world’s worst at remembering to do that. Congrats on this finish!

  17. Beautiful finish! The quilting design really works well to give texture but not take away from the design.

  18. I thought they were two different patterns. Wow. I’m always amazed at how colour and fabric choices totally change the look of a pattern. Well done.

  19. Wow this is incredible fabric!!! Love this version, and that binding! How wonderful to do the colours in bees. 🙂

  20. Aaah, labels! Glad you got one on this cute mini, labeling is something I really need to work on. The quilting texture looks wonderful and I love how the thread color blends so well. The fabrics are fabulous!

  21. I adore (!!!!!!) this quilt! The circuit board quilting is inspired (did you know my husband is a hardware engineer?) and the selvedge binding makes it even better. It is a beautiful design which elevates the fabric prints so nicely. Thank you! Xo L

  22. Rhonda Snider says:

    Which pen/marker do you use for your labels? I am trying to obtain more information on permanent markers for some children’s quilts I am finishing up.They will be laundered a lot. Thanks for any information.
    Rhonda Snider
    rdsnider@gmail.com

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