Wednesday, 7 January 2015
I'm really pleased with how the red diagonals cross - and quite proud that I managed to piece it all with the directional print (a Riley Blake that I've been unwilling to cut into!) actually heading in the right direction.
The quilting (hard to see, I know) was a freestyle approach to echo quilting starting with an 'on point' square in the red snowball block that marks where the diagonals cross over. It created a nicely off centre focus for the quilting.
I might put a tutorial up for this quilt - despite it taking a long elapsed time for me, it is actually a quick one to make, as only half the blocks are pieced, and they are only snowball blocks, so not at all tricky! This one is 66" x 42" - and originally I called it 'Butterfly stars' when I was planning the layout in Quilt Pro.
I like the secondary stars that appear when you make this. Perhaps I'll cut up my scraps later in the year and make a scrappy version. Another thing for the sewing list!
So this is my October quilt finished. Only the November one still to make to complete my 'twelve to give away' set!