StarLight Star Dark Quilt Finish 2017-04-29

Hmph.  I realized I never posted pics of my finished StarLight Star Dark quilt finish.  Sigh.  Busy-ness.  I clearly meant to…Star Light Star Dark Finish, Almost and had kept good progress going in the late summer as I finished the top.  Star Light Star Dark Quilt.Starlight Backing

This was my very first effort at quilting a finished top.  I thought about, or even thought I was FMQ using my walking foot.  But I really sewing many straight lines.  It gave the quilt a very dense and tight feel, and I like how it held the constellations, aka stars, together.

Starlight Quilting

I quilted some stars almost matchlike, and other parts of the block walking foot distance apart.  In hindsight, I was practicing quilting while learning about how to work with drag while turning a moderate sized quilt.  Not rocket science for most quilters I imagine, but enough of a learning curve for me who’d only sewn seams before.

Starlight FinishSunrise to sunset…

Starlight

Grateful to my husband for holding this up for me.  Bright stars against a cloudy sky.

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I left the large star centers alone.  Once I wash the quilt, I imagine these will be a bit more puffy spaces that give the quilt some dimension.  That is my wish for these stars.

Starlight Roll

The backing is I Want My Space, Astral Stars in Black and the binding was a black fabric from Joanne’s with colorful dots.  It tied the front colors together nicely.     The backing was 58′ wide, which worked beautifully for the quilt which finished at 51 x 70.  It is now a staple at the cabin, for star gazing on the deck at night.   Looking forward to my next project.

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