Thursday, June 19, 2014

Micah's Stars

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.



  1. Wow! Esther you are amazing! Love it! Hope your summer is going great! Pam

  2. Simply gorgeous, I really like how you brought your block out into the sashing area.

  3. Amazing Quilt. Your Quilting is beautiful. Your Granddaughter will cherish it.

  4. Esther, I especially like the quilted squares 'under' the sashings. Very inspiring.

  5. WOW! Love your style! The texture and how the little squares float over the sashing, amazing!!!

  6. It really turned out fabulous and I hope that you are proud of yourself for doing a terrific job.

  7. what fun! I love how you treated the big and little squares - very effective, beautiful quilting.

  8. It's beautiful! So many gorgeous quilting styles. I really love how the block float and hide under the border. Fabulous quilt!

  9. Esther your quilting is beautiful. Someday I would love to have you quilt a quilt for me. Thanks for sharing

  10. Another gorgeous example of your quilting skill! I love how you always seem to perfectly match the quilting to the quilt!

  11. You put what you've learned to excellent use! Wish there was a way I could keep all these ideas in my head for future use.