Joyfully sharing my quilting journey and other bits and pieces that make up daily life.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Lucky Stars is Done!
Yeah.....I am so happy!!!!! This is the quilt that I made for the Raven Stars Quilt-Along and it was designed by a young student. I started basting this quilt on Tuesday and finished that process on Wednesday morning. The next step was to quilt it and, for some reason, I had a quite a few issues while quilting this baby. My thread kept breaking and I was getting skipped stitches - my needle broke and I was having bobbin issues - arrrrh! I had cleaned and oiled my machine and changed the needle before I started working on this quilt and yet I had so many problems. I also changed my needle a couple times as well as replaced my bobbins to try and fix things but I just don't know what was going on. Anyway, I overcame all the troubles and got the quilting completed on Wednesday. On Thursday, I attached the binding by machine to the front and then hand stitched it to the back - just in time to have another finish for March. I have been feeling quite driven to get my quilt tops made into quilts and I am succeeding! I have decided that this little number will be going to my sister Cheryl. She is moving into a new apartment and I think it will make a great house-warming gift. The green fabric that I used on the front of the quilt was also used in another quilt I made for her - Magic Spinners. (I will write another post about that quilt at some point.) I absolutely love the black and white fabric that I used for the backing.
Back of Lucky Stars
I still have some leftover and there is probably enough fabric to make pillowcases or pillows if she would like some. This quilt measures approx. 71" x 81" and was quilted in a meandering design using white thread.