Friday, February 23, 2018


Several years ago, my mom sent me a few novelty prints; I believe they came from a yard sale.  This monopoly print was one of them.  I've been wanting to use it for a while.  Some time last year, one of my Project Linus friends was making a large star quilt inspired by this Jenny Baker tutorial.  I thought the big star would work well with the Monopoly fabric.  I didn't use Jenny's tutorial since mine is all one fabric; I figured out how big I could cut the pieces based on how much yardage I had.

The background and binding are some solids I had lying around. I quilted it with a large spiral--same quilting pattern the friend used for the quilt that inspired this one.  You can see that the spiral is wobbly at the start. It's backed with yellow mottled fleece.  You can see the star on the front because of the light outside; it's not normally that transparent.

A quick funny story: I did the quilting at January's Project Linus meeting.  One of our members frequently has her granddaughter with her, she's 9 or so.  She is a lot of fun and really likes novelty fabrics, so of course she & I get along really well.  When she saw the fabric in this quilt, she exclaimed; "Is that MONOPOLY fabric?!  Where do you find all these fabrics?!!" I love her exuberance and hope the recipient of this Project Linus quilt reacts similarly. 

This was project #17 on my list of Q1 goals for the globally-hosted Finish Along.

This was also on my list of UFOs for UFO busing with Tish and a needed finish as I work toward my PhD (projects half-done) with Quilting Gail.


  1. Well done on completing another UFO Emily. I have spiral quilted before and the first rounds are always dodgy I find, but the good news is no one notices but you, especially when the are washed, and someone who needs it is going to love it.

  2. A great way to use that novelty print. Congrats on the finish!

  3. Congratulations on a super fun finish! That star design really is perfect to showcase those fun novelty prints. On behalf of the 2018 FAL hosts, thank you for finishing along with us.