Monday, February 28, 2011

Meteor Shower Quilt

This is the first quilt of this style I have quilted. It's quite lovely, unusual with it's off enter block placement but I doubt it would be as charming if it were more orderly and Leslie's fabric choices are beautiful. I think construction is challenging, none of Judy's patterns I have examined are for the faint of heart!
I couldn't decide for a while what to do about the quilting, but I chose a separate spineless feather border, curls and leaves for the bright stars......
and casual loopy feathers for the open areas.
I found it too hard to figure a way to quilt identical feathering designs because of the randomness of the stars so the feathers amble randomly around the background.
Not sure why but I lost the "cruise control" on my machine about two thirds the way through so that was annoying, and my hindsight knowledge about the quilting was a regret on the thread color choice.
Unfortunately I was well along by the time I realized it, so no way to change it but if I had it to do over I would use a cream thread rather than the gold because it showed up the back-tracking more than I like.
I hope that Leslie will not mind too much, I have told her my angst over it and sent lots of pics ahead though it really doesn't show until you are close up. I know how much time and effort went into the construction of this treasure and I wanted it to be perfect so I am disappointed in my thread decision.
Leslie's GD, the recipient of the quilt, has just been awarded a prima scholarship to the college of her choice so the family is justifiably very proud of her.
Happy birthday Katie and congratulations!


Lindah said...

The quilting looks gorgeous to me, Ros! The whole quilt is just beautiful.

lesliemy said...

I LOVE the quilt. It is qorgeous and Katie will be blown away by it as I am!!
I can't wait for her to see it (on the 23rd). Now on to the binding.