New Orleans House Project

Friday, February 17, 2012

Midnight Stars - Finished!

I came a little late to Lori's Midnight Stars quilt-along.  I'm not sure exactly when I started making my version of Midnight Stars, but it was well after Lori completed giving directions on her blog.  Regardless, I enjoyed making the quilt top and her instructions made it a breeze (thanks, Lori!).  The red and cheddar fabric combo really gives the quilt some sparkle!
I was inspired by Bonnie Hunter's free-hand fan quilting, so I decided to try that technique on this quilt.  I chose navy blue thread for the quilting.  Hmmm - not good choices!  I had a hard time seeing the stitches I had already made, so the visual guide for shaping the fans was just impossible to follow.  I gave up on making free-hand fans and used a guide to draw quilting lines with a chalk pencil as I went.  My hand quilting skills were rusty, and quilting through some of the seam lines was a pain, but I knew everything would look fine when the quilt was completed, bound and washed.  Now I just need to find a display spot for this cutie!


5 comments:

  1. Angie, had no idea you had a blog. Your quilts are gorgeous! "I'll be back!!!":)

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  2. What a great quilt. The quilting on it looks fabulous.

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  3. i think it turned out way better than "fine"~!
    i have yet to complete this one of Lori's . . . but every time i see one i'm sure that i must keep it on my list for future projects.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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