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: