Friday, 1 February 2013

Seeing stars

This week I have quilted 3 quilts made by sisters, Helen and Caroline.  All three are made from star blocks but using very different fabrics.

Caroline made this one using a very soft pink and beige palette.  So feminine and pretty.  I quilted an allover pattern called 'Rosie'

Caroline also made this quilt using prints and batiks to good effect.  She chose the allover pattern called 'stars and loops'

Helen Made this quilt using prints and batiks in a green and pink colourway.  She chose the pattern 'swirling' to be quilted on her quilt.

Star blocks are a very popular choice for quilts.  I'm sure most of us have made at least 1 quilt in the past using stars.  This is one I made about 15 years ago using Laura Ashley curtain fabric!  I started to hand quilt it and never finished it until I got the Gammill.  I unpicked the awful hand quilting and longarm quilted it instead.  I love the look of handquilting but I'm afraid I don't have the patience!

Have a great weekend everyone.


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