Hello, hello, hello. I finally finished another Star quilt, making stars from a Jelly Roll. These stars are fun to make, and this quilt fit into my resolutions this year. I used fabric that I already had, woo hoo, and made a quilt for my grand daughter Micah. Even the back was fabric that I had on hand.
Having made this quilt before, I knew I wanted to quilt it completely differently, and I did. I also used ideas and techniques that I learned at my classes at HMQS.
Here is the finished quilt. and now for lots of photos,
The borders, love this technique, and I was influenced by Linda at thequiltedpineapple. For the piano keys, one thing I do that may be helpful is I do my backtracking on the straight lines. In other words, I use my straight edge ruler, stitch a line into the arc, and the I restitch over that line to the outer edge, travel through the edge of the quilt to my next straight line. I like this method, and find it faster for me rather than having to travel stitch over the design of other quilting. That's just my way.
I always love the before shots.
Each star was quilted the same way, but the negative space between the stars were all similar, but varied.
Seeing the yellow head pin reminds me that I haven't yet quilted this area.
This shot shows the entire square created by the quilting. I made the large squares appear to go under the sashing.
For the smaller squares I made the squares float on the sashing. I like the effect these two have with each other.
And the cute chicken backing, because Micah does love chickens, and this fabric was just too cute.
I learned much making this quilt, I did more marking than I usually do, but having a design continue under the sashing was trickier than I thought sometimes. It is good to have this one finished, and I mean finished, Notice that the binding is on and stitched.
Thanks for your patience with my post delays, I have every intention of blogging better, and I do appreciate your support and company.