Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Presenting Sparkling Trail

It’s done!  Binding on and everything! (Oops, everything except a label.)  I’ve named it Sparkling Trail.  The pattern is Sparkling Strings, but as you can see there are no strings at all in this version, so it needed a new name.
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I debated quilting more heavily in the stars but I really wanted them to be floating in front of the spirals.  When I quilted too much in the stars they receded to the same layer as the background, so I decided to mostly stitch in the ditch, with just a bit of outline quilting.
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For the borders I finally decided to quilt sets of 60 degree lines in the corners and join the corners with plain straight lines.  Once that was done I thought the plain straight lines looked a little stark, so I stitched a few sets of 60 lines randomly through them.  That broke up the border nicely and echoed the straight lines in the quilt.  I had trouble getting the full effect to show up in the photos though. They look more effective as a whole than in bits.  You can see a bit of it in the next picture.
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The quilt measures 59” x 75”.  After much testing and editing and wrestling with diagrams, the pattern (featuring both string and no-string versions) will be available for purchase in my Craftsy store this week, after a last round of proofreading.  Stay tuned!

UPDATE: The pattern is now available!  Whoop whoop!

10 comments:

  1. Neat. I really like the quilting effect. Yay that it's done!

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  2. I was about to say "Simply Gorgeous!" Then I realized that it is indeed gorgeous but not so simply done. Your work is always beautiful, creative, and cheerful! Great job! ---"Love"

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  3. Great quilt and I love the quilting you've done on it. Really effective xxx

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  4. Great job. Love the colors. Love the quilting.

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  5. I love this. I'm currently quilting circles on a quilt and fully appreciate how much work that is. It is encouraging to see what an impact it makes. And the placement of the stars is fabulous.

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  6. Absolutely beautiful! The quilt does have a great impact as a whole.

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  7. Stunning as usual. I just love your style and color sense. Looks like I'll be visiting the Craftsy sight for a little shopping spree!

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  8. Love it! And the border quilting - perfect as predicted.

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  9. Great way to quilt a lovely quilt!

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