Sunday, September 21, 2014

"Oh My Stars" My Personal Quilt

Hello "Quilty" Friends!
Now for my own quilt....I pieced the top for this quilt almost two years ago. Yes, I said two years ago, but my personal quilts get moved down the stack quite often.
This quilt is from the book "Stellar Stars" by Judy Martin. I fell in love with this quilt the minute I saw it, just had to make it. Although, I have a problem with making true "scrap" quilts....I start organizing the colors in notime....So, for this quilt, I simply just used the reds, creams, blacks, and green fabrics that I wanted to use and that my friends is about as close to a "scrappy" quilt that I can get.

I decided to scallop the border on this quilt. So, by deciding to do this before I did the quilting, I was able to use one of my longarm rulers to actually mark the scallop.  This made my work easier..having the same shape of the curve in a longarm ruler, I could use it make stitch the curves with ease.

The feather stem in the cream border was just freehand. I curled out one time then curled in for the next.  I did use a double batting for this quilt. This was my first attempt of double batting and I was very pleased.

Of course, a picture of the back!
I entered this quilt in my local Forsyth Piecers and Quilt Guild quilt show a few months ago and it won 1st place in the Large Bed Catagory and the Viewer's Choice Ribbon. It also won the Carolina Longarm Association's Best Longarm Ribbon.
I am happy and had fun quilting it....and that my "quilty friends" is what it is all about!
Happy Quilting!


  1. It really is gorgeous. Nicely done.

  2. It is absolutely wonderful in every way... you are amazing!

  3. Thank you all for the sweet comments for my quilt!