Like lots of other quilters, I have got several unfinished projects that I really do need to get completed. This is a quilt top that I made about 3 years ago on a class at Quilters Haven, called "Hidden Stars". The stars were made with a white self-patterned fabric and the rest of the quilt is made with batiks. Most of these fabrics were purchased from Sew and So's in Bungay....
.....I really didn't know what sort of border to add to this quilt, so had a rummage in my box of fabrics and found these two batiks. I couldn't decide which one to use so I used them both! I cut 2½" strips for the inner border and I cut 4½" strips for the outer border.....
.....although neither of these fabrics were used in the quilt top I think they are a great combination, and love the green swirls on the narrow border.....
.....and yet again this was duely delivered to Janette, for her wonderful quilting. We decided on this pattern called Happy Times, which has a 6" deep pattern, and looks like waves rippling across the quilt.....
.....this design gives a wonderful texture to the quilt - and it's so much nicer than if I had tried to quilt it with lots and lots of straight rows!!.....
.....again, metres and metres of binding (more of the green swirl batik!!) are sewn onto the front of the quilt by machine. I cut these binding strips 2½" wide and have used a double-fold binding, making sure there are neat mitres at the corners....
.....then the binding is hand stitched to the back of the quilt. I chose this gorgeous paisley cream tonal fabric for the backing (it is extra wide, so you don't get any joins across the back of the quilt). Oh and I haven't forgotten to add one of my labels! I do like to finish off with a little flourish.....
.....this picture shows it spread out on the bed so you can get a better view. If you click on the photos, a larger image will open up. Oh well, that's another project I can tick off my list - now which one should I tackle next?
10/3/2012 04:29:27 am
Such a beautiful quilt! LOVE it!!! Your friend did a great job quilting it, it looks so comfy!
22/9/2013 06:17:39 pm
Beautiful quilt! Where do you order your labels? and what kind are they? Thank you
11/1/2016 09:18:20 am
I just love this beautiful quilt. Please tell me where I can get the pattern as I would love to make one for my grandson.
12/1/2016 06:35:11 am
Hi Sylvia - I started this quilt top a few years ago (approx 2009) when I went on a class at my local quilt shop. The instruction sheet was given to us on the day of the class. Sorry, but I don't know where you'd buy a pattern from. Maybe you could try your local quilt shop? I've seen quilts at shows very similar to this, but with different names.
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