Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Starry Night is finished!

I began Starry Night in May. It is from a kit that I bought in 2010. I love the bright colors against the dark blue. It reminds me of an Amish quilt.

No flower baskets in the this garden since we are leaving soon.
This quilt is about 55" square and I haven't decided if it will be donated or not. 

The back - it really is square and does lie flat. I just flipped in on the grass.
I machine quilted this quilt. The dark blue areas are stippled. When I was trying to decide what to do inside the stars, I  watched a Fons and Porter Show on PBS. Marianne Fons was talking with longarm quilter Dawn Cavanaugh. Dawn said you only needed to be able to do 5 stitches to machine quilt - a straight line, a teardrop, a hook, an S curve and a circle. That sounds pretty simple but after 18 months, I still don't feel like I've mastered any of these stitches! Dawn was demonstrating each stitch and when she did the hook, she echoed it. It reminds me of a snail stitch that I once tried. The curves also remind me of a spiral.  I decided to use that stitch in the stars and it really added texture to this quilt!

When I quilted the stars, I did change thread color on top of the quilt. But I only used thread that I owned so the thread shows a little more on a couple of the fabric colors. 

We'll be leaving for a couple of months soon so I have been pushing to finish some projects. And this quilt finishes the list of what I really wanted done!

Now it will be easier to start new projects - maybe even purchase more fabric!!!


  1. You did a really lovely job on the stars! I wish I could get myself started on FMQ on my quilt tops. I've only done some stitch in the ditch type stuff so far, but I'm getting braver! I just might try doing that stitch you used because it looks great!

  2. Your quilt is stunning! Well done!

  3. You know, I've never chosen a darker fabric for the background, and I really don't know why I haven't ... I'm always drawn to quilts with the darker backgrounds ... and yours is no exception. It's gorgeous!!! Well done on the quilting, too!

  4. The "swirl" motif is perfect!!! Creates so much motion in the quilt! That is one of my "go to" stitches of late. Your work is beautiful! Side note........I NEED YOUR ADDRESS!!!!!! Hugs.......

    1. Thanks! I emailed address yesterday but I will email again! ~Jeanne

  5. I have the perfect person to donate that quilt to, ME! Love those fun, bright colors!

  6. Replies
    1. Thanks Lori! I like bright quilts but I love the Amish colored quilts.



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