Machine Quilting: Free-Motion & More »
InstructionsI also use Diane Hill's instruction book "Creating the Native American Star Quilt and Eleanor Burns book "Radiant Star Quilt"
Type of item: Functional
Old Daisy Kingdom materials They always had such wonderful Christmas fabrics. My sister has bins full and I chose from them.
What was your inspiration?
My sister Theresa Burns. She has been making quilts for eons! We have been sewing since our teens. I sewed garments.. she sewed quilts. For the past 15 years I have been sewing for a fashion designer and pattern maker. Never a quilt! I can sew circles around my sister where everyday garments are concerned.. dress jackets.. to swimming suits.. so I wanted to learn something NEW.
What are you most proud of?
It looks wonderful and #1 daughter won the draw Christmans eve. It is hers now. 4 more kids to go this year.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
take your time. Be spot on with your cutting and seams. Have a good sewing machine with the long arm for anything over a baby quilt in size. This project made me get out there and buy a new sewing machine I had been promising myself for YEARS. Thank you Santa! (my partner surprised me with it as he had been watching me struggle with my old old pfaff).