I was cleaning out my sewing area the other day and pulled out some stars I made a few months ago using a set of rulers called Tri Recs. I had made 12 twelve inch star blocks from bright batiks that I had in my stash and decided to sash them with 2” finished squares. I then added a 5” finished white border of the same background fabric that is in the stars. No pattern, I was just playing. I loaded it on my longarm yesterday with a quilting plan in mind and got it finished this morning. I haven’t touched my longarm in over a month and a half so it was good to feel motivated to quilt again. Yes I made another quilt I do not need and it feels good!
I sketched out a quilting plan for the blocks and I knew I wanted a circle to be a secondary design element in the blocks. I was inspired by a quilt I saw on Esther’s blog awhile ago here.
I used a 15” arc ruler to make the circle and the rest was free hand. I used white So Fine thread in all the white fabric and Mono-Poly on the bright batiks. I CC’s the squares and the stars and did a feather swirl in the outer border. The batting is Quilters Dream Blend.
I used a solid white backing to show off the quilting and used white Bottom Line thread in the bobbin.
Now I have to decided on a binding, I want it to be colourful and maybe even piece it with scraps of fabric used in the quilt.
I feel like I’m slowly getting my quilting groove back. I have a few guild quilts I might put on the machine next.