This one might make you a bit seasick; tried to get a funky angle...only thing funky is what it's doing to my stomach... but don't you love our mum?
This is Star Steps, a pattern by Joanne of Canuck Quilter, that I tested for her. It was my first experience, and I thoroughly enjoyed both challenging myself to create something with a different feel than the original pattern, as well as carefully checking each step of the pattern. Sidenote: Joanne had one error, yep, one: a typo. After years and years of marking (aka grading) English papers, proofreading and editing and correcting French stories, paragraphs and tests, etc, this was a dream. And look at my reward!
Bella had to get her two furs' worth onto the quilt as it finished drying by being laid out flat. The first time I wash my quilts, I put them in the dryer for 10-15 minutes and then finish drying them flat when they're damp so I can block them nice and square. After that first wash, I just lay them out flat to dry.
Here are a few more inside shots from yesterday:
|I did different straight line quilting in the pale zigzags: double in one, single in the other|
|I machined-stitched the binding down onto the back, faster, but I prefer the handstitched look.|
|Against the Russian sage, and the Paniculata Hydrangea trees|
|The 6-foot rule applies because of my tension issues...|
|Okay 3-foot rule|
|This shows the detail I did in the starburst, as well as gives an idea of the feathers|
|Front shot of feathers, kind of showing the navy and dark purple YLI thread. Love it. Have to figure out what bobbin thread it will like... not prewound The Bottom Line|
|Folded up - the colours look great in this shot do they not?|
Hanging at the door is my little witch hat quilt I made many moons ago.
Linking up with Izzy of Dizzy Quilts, who is hosting TGIFF this week.