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.
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.
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
UPDATE: The pattern, renamed Sparkling Trail, is now available in my online pattern shop. Click on the "Pattern Shop" tab above to visit the shop.
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Neat. I really like the quilting effect. Yay that it's done!ReplyDelete
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"ReplyDelete
Great quilt and I love the quilting you've done on it. Really effective xxxReplyDelete
Great job. Love the colors. Love the quilting.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful! The quilt does have a great impact as a whole.ReplyDelete
Oh so pretty!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Love it! And the border quilting - perfect as predicted.ReplyDelete
Great way to quilt a lovely quilt!ReplyDelete