I tried to post two ‘Closer Looks’ yesterday but with so many different things going on it just didn’t happen. I’ll try to do a second one later today after I post more about my daugther’s birthday, her special quilt and of course our trip to Jo-Ann’s. Here are 8 more fantastic ‘Wish Upon a Star’ for you to look and read about now. Happy Wednesday!
Quilter: Sew Incredibly Crazy
Made for the Project quilting project #4. Made with some raw edge applique and scraps of fabric. It is quilted with glow in the dark thread, which actually works better than I expected. It is 12″ x 18″. Designed and Quilted by Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy. For more info…..
Wish Upon a Star
I wanted to use the inspirational starflower border fabric – starflower quilt block with piecing, applique, embellishments, home machine FMQ for a 15.5″ x 17″ wall hanging. This was made in Schoharie NY. vroomansquilts.blogspot.com/2013/02/project-quilting-chal…
Made in Appleton, WI on our snow day today! I did a reverse applique technique on the top using four cotton fabrics. I used a dimple dot fabric for the back, which caused a few challenges with the cotton vs knit, but I wanted something softer for the back. I used rayon thread for the quilting, it also has a layer of cotton batting. I was originally going to make a pillow cover, but then changed my mind. I used leftover scraps of fleece and ribbon for the tags. I washed and dried it and it ragged rather nicely. There was a lot of clipping to do. I am sure Camilla will love it! (PS-my husband suggested starfish since our granddaughter’s bedroom theme is The Sea!)
By the way, you need to be careful when adding ribbons, make them short in length so babies do not get hands stuck. I used some fleece pieces too, because they do not ravel, and I cut those in half so babies hands will not get stuck.
Project Quilting Season 4 – #4
Lucky star = 2013
39″ x 39″ square
Straight line quilting
Lone Star fracture
Made in Nebraska
blogged : www.sewsunshine.blogspot.com
Quilter: Carlotta Jean
Project Quilting Season 4, Challenge 4 – Wish Upon A Star.
Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas.
Size: 49″ x 71″
The cowboy fabric for this throw has been in my stash for awhile and this was the perfect chance to put it to use. My inspiration was the need for a blanket in my “cowboy” guest bedroom.
Made of flannel, the big star was cut from two layers of brown and and the smaller stars are one layer of black. I used a flannel sheet for the batting and another flannel sheet for the backing. The star is “fringed” on the edges rag quilt style as well as the edges of the quilt. The quilting is lassos and stars.
Star Light, Star Bright
Star Light, Star Bright is the name for my pillow for challenge 4 of the Project Quilting. It is a 15 inch square pillow. I made the stars using my Sizzix Big Shot.
You can read more about it on my blog. Made in Muscatine, Iowa.
Freemotion by the River
Quilter: Bungalow Bay Quilts
My entry in Project Quilting, Season 4, Challenge 4.
This little 28″ square quilt is based on a Schnibbles design and used one charm pack of the new line from Moda, called Comma.
It is machine pieced and quilted.
I live in Ontario, Canada and blog about my exploits at www.bungalowbayquilts.com
Quilter: Pastor Katie Bishop
Like the Stars in the Sky
“I will certainly bless you. I will multiply your descendants beyond number, like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore.” – Genesis 22:17a
I had a really hard time with this challenge. I just finished my first lone star which really stretched my quilting ability. It was also very emotional for me because the woman who taught me to quilt had promised to make a lone star with me, but died before she could.
Anyway, I started this project three times. And each of those times it was a disaster.
So I decided I would not participate this week. But then in my Lenten devotional late in the week, I read this scripture. And I remembered God’s blessing. And I was inspired!
So here is my quilt. Made with scraps of turquoise fabric with black background, this quilt has 7 wonky stars. I machine quilted around each of the stars. It measures 20 inches by 25 inches.
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