Machine Quilting: Free-Motion & More »
InstructionsI drafted the patterns for the stars using CAD & photoshop but didn't have a plan on how to piece them together. I made all the stars and leaves using paper piecing. My first attempt to piece them together became to wavey at the edges so I stitched them onto a pieced backing by hand. Quilting was stitch in the ditch and echoing.
Type of item: Functional
Quiliting cotton Bamboo batting
What was your inspiration?
Judy Mathersons Mariners Star Compass book and my mother wanted a quilt with autumn colours. This was my first compass quilt and the 2nd large quilt I have made ... far too ambitous for a beginner. I took this course to help motivate me to quilt this and finish it, which it did.
What are you most proud of?
That I actually finished it ... I started this quilt in March 2011
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Plan out your quilt before starting to piece fabric together. Consider the engineering aspect, not just the design as lots of bias pieces make the quilt strechy and hard to keep flat when quilting.