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