Monday, April 15, 2013


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.


Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh is nice to know that we all do silly you have that gray for something

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 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.