Turkey Tracks: February 10, 2019
Star Bright Quilt
I love this lap-size quilt!
The blocks are all Katja Marek’s from THE NEW HEXAGON and all made with Cotton+Steel fabrics.
The border and text print “stars” around the blocks are not C+S, but everything else is.
For some reason I bought TWO of the 52-block packages from Paper Pieces, so I did feel compelled to make this set. I am so happy I did.
I added my own templates to “square off” the quilt top, rather than floating the blocks on a border. I also wanted the print-text fabric “stars” to be present at the top and bottom of the quilt.
I used the same “mouse” print for the back, only in a dusty salmon, as I used in the squaring off around the quilt top.
I quilted the “diamonds” that are present on the front of the quilt on my domestic sewing machine, using a walking foot. And added some stabilizing cross lines. But I put the quilt on the long arm to make the quilt package. That works really well I’m finding. It is much easier to pin with no issues on the long arm. I like the quilting in the border as well. It’s all very geometric, like the hexies and star points.
Well!! How cute is this?
I have SEVEN GRANDCHILDREN, and I want each of them to have a hand-piecedquilt from me. I have six done now, and am working on the 7th—a wedding ring riff called “36-Ring Circus.” I just completed the fourth “ring” last night. It will have 6 by 6 rows/rings.
This one is hard I think. One needs to use a flat-back stitch with the curves… But I’m getting faster now. And I’ve glued a lot of the templates.