It was a hot 80-degree day here in Ohio (yes you read that right) when I took these photos.
What is going on?
We are here:
|Judy at Quilt Paradigm gave me the idea for most of the centres of the stars, a Spirograph type design with such movement! Swoops in the star points, swirls and pebbles and then some dot to dot in the star shadows completed the lightest blocks.|
|These got a Judi Madsen design in the stars, Matrix by Leah Day and the dot to dot.|
|More of the spirograph (Angela Walters does a similar one), and dot to dot. So glad I used Quilter's Dream Wool batting!|
|It's rectangular! A checkerboard design and dot to dot and feathers designs both of Kathleen Riggins' (Kathleen Quilts) filled in this area|
I hope to get some better photos (Tish has some with her good camera I'm sure) for that post. Here are a few more from this afternoon:
|The lower left corner so you can see the designs I did in the chevron border and the final two borders, which I treated as one, doing a fancy feather design of Angela's she teaches in her borders class on Craftsy. The brackets border highlighted with matchstick quilting is also Angela's as is the "windy" (my term) swirls border between the star blocks.|
Zinck's when I was here visiting Julie! You can read about that trip here and here. Because Dayna said, "You are going to make it bigger right?" when I gave it to her as a flimsy, on her grad in May 2015 from Wayne State University, (and I did make it bigger), I didn't have enough of the backing. Inspiration struck when I had various pieces left from making the stars, and a strip insert was concocted and inserted. I love the effect.
|Stylized moon in the upper left corner, kind of a henna swirls design - more on that in the full story post|
|Julie and I held onto the quilt while Tish snapped a few pics from below. Julie has a great hillside bungalow with a perfect wall from which to hang large quilts such as this one which measures somewhere around 94" square!|
I am so happy with how this turned out!
Linking up with:
TGIFF at Georgia Girl Quilts