Saturday, August 3, 2013

Quilted Star Quilt


These stars started as an experiment...me figuring out how to make the quilted star - fast!  I love to quilt but get bored with the monotony of making block after block.  Thank goodness for modern quilting!


All four blocks were made simultaneously.  If you look close you can tell I used triangles, 12 quarter square triangles to be exact.  I think the original size (before cutting the quarters) was 10".   This would be a perfect project for a layer cake. 


The binding was made with leftover scraps.   This gives you a good look at the quilting as well.  I did it on my domestic machine.  I love, love, love my Viking Mega Quilter with it's 9" throat space perfect for fitting in large quilts.


For the backing I just grabbed whatever fabric I had the most of.  I've never been a one-fabric-backing kinda girl.  I really didn't have a particular color theme in mind for any part of this quilt except for the grey background.  All the fabrics I just pulled from my stash or scraps with only the idea of keeping it bright and bold.


The final home for this quilt is supposed to be my home since I rarely make anything and keep it.  Until then it will hang in my shop.  I can't wait to get it back.  My quilts are made to be used and loved by everyone, young, old, 2 or 4 legged.


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