Needle & Foot Fine Fabrics. I hope you will pop back here tomorrow when the linky party opens, so you can check out all the other versions of my design.
Of course, once I stitched the last stitch in the binding, I tucked the quilt under my arm and walked down the street to Lake Erie. It was a little bit windy in my back yard... down by the lake it was Windy, with a capital W!
I actually did manage to quilt this pretty simply.😉 My first Beothuk Star was pretty intricate. That one was done on a DSM, my Bernina. This one was done on Avril my HandiQuilter Avanté. I did wavy lines horizontally across the quilt centre. I did stitch in the ditch between the quilt centre and the final border. The wavy lines are about an inch apart.
It was so HARD not to do something fancy in the four corner star centres! I did do a feather design of Angela Walters in her Shape by Shape Quilting Book 2, in the centre 'pop' star, just to draw your eye in to that now-you-see-it-now-you-don't centre star.
|No, the quilt is not in the water! It's on a cliff, and that's the water probably 20 feet below!|
The motif in the border just came to me, or the quilt whispered to me, as they are won't to do, to do this design based on feathers on a spine, but instead of feathers you do big beads. I did this on Pocketful of Sunshine, a free pattern that used to be on Craftsy. The big beads echo the sun faces.
I stitched the binding to the back and top-stitched it down on the front. I love this turquoise, Wild Bloom by bari j. I actually had bought it in one of Bernie's fat quarter bundles and didn't even realize it when I was putting the fabrics together for this quilt kit! She still has it by the yard, in case you're needing some...
Here are the labels:
Sherbet Stars came to me as I mulled over the colours in the quilt and the name of the background fabric, which is 'Sun Kissed' by Maureen Cracknell. Sun and warmth (something that is alarmingly and uncharacteristically lacking in my little southern corner of Canada this year) leads to cooling foods, specifically dessert!
Of course I had to hang it in a tree:
One dormer is totally done! Well it needs shingles as does 3/4 of the roof yet, but still, yay! We couldn't be happier and love how the porch has gotten updated and tied in with shakes in its peak too. We plan to add more grey amidst all the white on white. The shutters, which have been removed, will be painted along with the trim around the door and the columns.
This little quilt will be first of all linked up to the final QAL linky party which opens tomorrow, on the birthday of a famous Canadian: my beloved Dad. 😍 Second, it will be listed in my Etsy shop. I hope you will come back tomorrow to see all the other beautiful versions of my design. The linky is for finished flimsies or quilts, and it will be open for a week, so if you're inclined to suddenly jump in and chase this squirrel, you have a week, and if you haven't quite got the blocks done, you've got time to get them together into a top!
Pattern: Original design
Size: 42.25 X 42.5" square (after quilting but it's not too dense)
Fabric: Various Art Gallery
Backing: Fairlyte Garden by Melissa White for Rowan Westminster Fabrics
Batting: Fairfield 80/20 Cotton/polyester
Threads: Pieced with various cottons; quilted with Essential cotton 50 wt in the top and the bobbin.
Linking upThe Madd Quilter
My Quilt Infatuation
Confessions of a Fabric Addict
TGIFF at Kathleen McMusing (She has her Beothuk Star finished - check it OUT!💙)
Busy Hands Quilts
Dizzy Quilts for the Q2FAL