Custom Longarm Machine Quilting

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Lone Star Quilt

I have a client who has these beautiful Lone Star quilts made whenever a member of her family gets married. This is the 4th one I've quilted for her.

During the whole quilting process I posted photos of my progress to Twitter. First there was the upper border, where I quilted a meandering feather to fill the 12+ inches.
Then there was the first third of the quilt, where I again used a meandering feather to fill the setting squares and triangles behind the lone star.
If you look closely (and if you click on the image to blow it up, I apologize for the quality....these pictures were all taken at night using my iPhone), you'll see that I did a cathedral window-style quilting in the diamonds.
And, due to popular demand, here's a quick shot of the quilting on the back side of the quilt. I love the contrast the light yellow thread has with the solid black fabric. You can see here that in the inner border I quilted a paisley echo design.

And here's a partial view of the quilt front. I wish I had more space to lay the quilt out so you can see the whole thing.

Here's the deets:
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Thread: So Fine! Daffodil
Quilting Pattern: free hand: meandering feather in outer border and background/setting squares/triangles; cathedral window in star diamonds; echoed paisley design in inner border.