Friday, May 17, 2013
Blogger's Quilt Festival: The Jumbo Star
Welcome to any of you new to my blog! My entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival is probably not a surprise for those of you who have been following for a while. It's one of my favorite quilts I've ever made. The piecing and quilting were more challenging than in many other quilts I've created. I couldn't be more thrilled with the end result.
I hand-drew the giant templates for each paper pieced star point. I quilted the entire thing on my domestic, home machine. The quilt is about 80" square. The colors are completely, 100% "me". This quilt just makes me happy.
Sometimes it's surprising where our creative journey takes us. I simply started this quilt with the idea to supersize a traditional quilt block into a quilt. This became the result. The creative process is why I quilt. I love seeing my ideas take shape in fabric. Sometimes they work really well, sometimes they don't. Although I love my finished quilts, the actual process of creating is why I do this.
For more posts about this quilt, here a link to my blog label: Jumbo Star Quilt
I've also written three tutorials about the creation process: Step 1, Step 2, Step 3
Thanks for stopping by!!