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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Marilyn's Carpenter's Star

Marilyn pieced this top to give as a wedding gift, but now the wedding has been called off  :(  So Marilyn get to keep it for herself :)  It's a queen size - 90 x 103.

She liked the feathers I did on this quilt for her last year, so she wanted more.  There are feathers in all of the star points. I used a gold thread throughout, as all of the fabrics have a gold metallic color in them.
I treated the unit as two triangles and put 2 vines from the center to the two outside points.  I did a lot of back-tracking along the vine to complete the 4 sections of each triangle, and to travel from one color to the next.  The feathers show up much better on some fabrics than others.

The background areas got a swirl:
I did a small hook in the blue border, and I the larger borders I did a meander and put some detail in some of the flowers.  I didn't take pictures of those areas as the quilting really doesn't show.  The backing is a light color, so all of the quilting shows up really great there:
Here's a close up that shows even better:


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