One last post for today everyone. I wanted to show you a closer look at eight more of the wonderful quilted pieces that were made for the Wish Upon A Star Project QUILTING Challenge.
1. Old Glory Pillow, 2. Catch a Falling Star Pillow, 3. Wishing Upon Star Flowers, 4. “Grandma’s Star is Born”, 5. Challenge 4 Stars, 6. True North by Sharon in MI, 7. Seeing Stars, 8. Stars and Stripes
Old Glory Pillow
Project Quilting Season 4, #4 PersimonDreams “Wish upon a star”
Size of Pillow; 18″ X 13″. Made in Chico, Northern California.
I had high hopes that I could start and finish a quilt for my niece in one week! haha. It just happens to be a quilt with 80 stars (sparkle punch pattern). Friday came around and I had the points sewn, and that’s it. So with time running out I decided to do a mini quilt with some scraps for the challenge. I got 4 blocks done and decided I liked it so much I didn’t want to only make a mini. So now I have nothing for the challenge again. I thought I’ll make a pot holder with a star! But I dread making pot holders….so I looked through some old images I had saved and came across a pillow from Lynn at Lily’s quilts.
Did some patchwork for the blues and reds, quilted with straight lines, and appliqued the stars. Added a zipper on the bottom.
Catch a Falling Star Pillow
Final project for Project Quilting Challenge 4. I had to scale back my expectations and made a pillow cover instead of a wall quilt.
This quilted pillow cover is 20in X 20in and was created in Muskegon, MI
Read more about the process on my blog: shout4joy-shouting.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-detour-to-finis…
Quilter: Isabella’s Whimsy, Janie Kemp
Wishing Upon Star Flowers
Project QUILTING Season 4, Challenge 4, Wish Upon a Star.
I’m Janie and I quilted this 16-inch mat in my home in Texas.
I used the YoYo Star Flowers Mat pattern from the Big Book of Appliqued Candle Mats available online from FreePatterns.com. I don’t usually use someone else’s pattern, so that was a new-ish experience for me, much more pleasant than figuring out all the measurements, and everything fit! :o)
I used fabrics from my stash.
Quilter: Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting
“Grandma’s Star is Born”
I combine the Friendship Star Block and the Warm Wishes Pattern to create my Baby Star Quilt. My Mom picked out the colors, as this will be the baby quilt from my Mom for the new baby to be. As you know, I am going to be a Grandma and my Mom is going to be a Great Grandma!
Having trouble naming my quilt at this point I am calling it “Grandma’s Star is Born”. That is Great Grandma’s favorite name!
I really had fun with the quilting — Wiggle lines and swirls and stars and hearts.
I posted about my quilt at: marciascraftysewing.blogspot.com/2013/02/quilting-binding…
Quilter: The Thimblemouse
2-1/4″ square Wonky Star Pincushion/Pin – Made for Project Quilting Season 4 – Challenge 4 “Stars”
True North by Sharon S. in MI
Project Quilting 4.4. Star Challenge
30″ x 30″
I really wanted to push myself to learn new techniques with this challenge. I tried many things for the first time: using striped fabric, hand embroidery, beading, and using negative space. This quilt is as much about what it “is” as what it “is not” as I tried a variety of ideas, ultimately pulling them out and embracing the large negative space border. I used turquoise pearl cotton to outline the points of the star. I first used a split stitch and then wanted to add more definition so I covered it with a stem stitch so it has to layers of thread. I added 3 beads at each point. I then used a a fly stitch with a bead at each point to secure the edges of the light blue border. The back of the quilt is very neat and shows off the star pattern and border very nicely. I spent nearly 20 hrs doing just the embroidery which gave birth to its name; just like we need to know where “true north” is if we want to get to our destination, I had to keep my eyes focused on my goal of learning new techniques and not take short cuts by reverting to machine quilting to get it done in time. I’m glad I stuck it out! The quilt is not bound as I plan to either frame it or wrap it around a canvas.
Project Quilting 4:4
A very quick look at my PQ project for this week. Wonky Stars following the tutorial on Sew Mama Sew. All details and better pictures tomorrow.
20 x 20 inches. Machine pieced. Hand Quilted.
Stars and Stripes
This little wall hanging is 10″ x 28″. It was made using the little twister tool. I’ve never used the tool before but it was easy and I enjoyed it.
Created in Webster City, Iowa
Don’t forget to VOTE for your four favorite quilts! Maybe the stories helped you break a tie! More closer looks coming tomorrow!