Monday, April 15, 2013

Stars

I've been working on another star quilt.  This one was inspired by the Bursting Star from The Charming Needle. 

I had to redraft the concept to use the 4 fat quarters of "TooMuchery" by Helen Dardik that I got as a prize last year from the shop hop.

I ran into several challenges that in retrospect, I could have resolved other ways. But I don't dislike any of it enough to unsew anything.

It is 52" square right now.  Thinking that I'll add a 6" grey strip all around and it'll make a nice lap size quilt.

The Sun & Stars quilt is finished.

I'm still a beginner when it comes to free motion quilting.  I took advantage of the variety of spaces to practice lots of different designs.

I love how Green Fairy Quilts combines fills and geometric shapes.  This was my attempt at that style.

I used the walking foot and some pre-programmed stitches on the right.

I copied the square squiggle from the fabric on the lower left, which turned out pretty cute.


I am not very good at feathers, but did this random sized version for practice.

I LOVE the fabric I found for the binding.  The background is actually cream rather than white, but I loved it enough to overlook this detail.  I really like a medium sized, multicolor, print fabric for a binding.


Do you remember how I had to piece together a bunch of scraps to make those filler pieces?  I used multiple fills hoping it would make it look more intentional.

Oh, and did I tell you that after I went to all that trouble, after the quilt was finished, I found 4 yards of the same grey in the garage?   Oy.

3 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh Marjorie....it is nice to know that we all do silly things...now you have that gray for something else...lol

Your quilt turned out gorgeous!! I love the yellow with the gray. And great on the quilting. I hand quilt and am trying to learn machine quilting. I've been doing it on my sewing machine...but too cramped. I have a longarm arriving on Friday...the Baby Lock Tiara....it has a table instead of the large frame; which I don't have space for. Fingers are crossed that I learn.

Julie Fukuda said...

I love that yellow and gray quilt. I admire you for making the machine behave enough to quilt it, and I laugh at the "garage effect". I can manage to lose things right here in my house!
Thanks for the pretty turquoise pieces that came through my mail slot. They are "purposed"!

LynCC said...

Heee - isn't that how it always is - finding the rest of the fabric after you've had to do a work-around? :) You did a nice job - I love this quilt! Gorgeous binding, too.