Okay, let's say this Lone Star quilt has taken me way too long to get done. But, the results are well worth the wait, I think. This is Nan and Joe's quilt - this is my second quilt for them. You can see their first quilt here. It is always a pleasure to work with Nan and Joe - they are the sweetest couple and the nicest people you will ever meet. Plus, they have been so patient with me. Thank you! :)
I used a combination of wool and Hobbs 80/20 for the batting. I used So Fine, and Glide thread for the top and lots of it! This quilt took me 70 hours to quilt.
This is my first time quilting a Lone Star Quilt and at first I was a little intimidated. I wasn't sure how I was going to quilt it. I wanted it to be unique and all my own, plus I knew that I needed to have a lot of quilting in the quilt because that is what I do and what Joe and Nan like. So, I stared at the quilt for several months, then realized I better just get going on it. All the quilting designs were designed as the quilt was on the racks.
I wanted to show this picture because the sun caught the thread's shine just right and I am pretty proud of the small quilting. I really take my time to quilt around these swirl feathers and the time it takes is worth it!
Here's another shot. I had a lot of space at the bottom of the quilt top and this free motion feather swirl plus fillers was just the thing. If you are wondering, I didn't draw any of these on, each feather swirl is different and free motion quilted.
I can't get enough of these :)
I did a simple straight stitch with loop for the smaller blue border.
This is what I would like to call a happy accident. I really didn't know what I was going to put in these large white square areas, but I played around with my ruler and this is what I came up with. The feather centers are free motion and were so fun to quilt up!
What a cool picture! I seriously love this quilt!
Inside the star diamonds I did a double connecting curve with a squiggly line from top to bottom.
These areas were huge, but so fun to quilt up!
|Love, love, love!|
I love the process of this quilt, not happy that it has been on the racks since the first of April, but I am so happy to be finished and get started on my next project. Hopefully it won't take me as long.