I have been just a little obsessed with this quilt lately. It seems most of my quilting posts and Instagram pics have been about this quilt. My husband even commented that I've been abnormally excited about finishing it up. I finished quilting it Saturday evening and put the binding on Sunday afternoon. I love it all finished!
It's about 80" square. The fabrics are primarily Notthing Hill with a few accent fabrics from Art Gallery (Pure Elements and Oval Elements). The back is made from a couple larger pieces of my favorite Notting Hill prints. The neutral is Kona Bone. The main quilting designs are swirls and pebbles. I chose to do the outer border in a combination of the two designs to tie it together. Adding the pebbles made quilting the narrow border easier as it gave me a filler to complete small spaces where a swirl wouldn't work well.
This is the most adventurous I've ever been on the actual quilting. I found these smaller swirls worked quite well on my domestic machine. I will definitely do this design again. It took most of my kid-free time last week, but was completely worth it. I'm glad I took the extra time on this particular quilt. It needed special quilting. As I mentioned in my last post, I plan to hang this with my guild's non-judged display at HMQS next month. All it needs is a sleeve and label and it's ready to go!
Tutorials for this quilt are located here and here. I do plan to write a tutorial down the road about piecing it all together, but that probably won't be for a while. With the nicer weather, I anticipate it will be a bit slower on the blog front. I know several people are creating their own star quilts inspired by this one. I'd love to see them! Please take a second to post them in my Flickr group or send me a couple pictures.