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Needlework Shop
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Seeing Stars ~

Hi Folks!!
I decided to go with the plain star cookie cutter for my handquilting template ~
i traced around it randomly, using white chalk...
star motif in chalk
 I also decided to go with a plain brown fabric for the backing to better show the star's stitches...
the color I chose for the thread is Gutermann col. 1800 a beautiful copper-y red

pretty color!
the thread color blends with the backing's fabric color, but still shows up against it.
I thought a double-stitched line would be better, and I like the way it looks ~
not too heavy for such a tiny quilt...

doubled the stitching to help it show up more.
I like the fact that the stitches 'hide' on the actual front of the quilt...taking nothing away from the handpieced triangles or their colors...
quilted together
I'll finish the stars, then choose the binding fabric ~
I also have been designing new punch needle patterns and as soon as I'm finished with this little quilt, will start punching the models for them.
stay tuned!
Have a beautiful & creative Tuesday my Friends ~
Blessings from the Farm


Colleen said...

This is such a sweet pattern - I think even I oculd manage it!! It would make a nice tale topper too!

Colleen said...

I usually preview befor publishing a comment - apologies for the spelling errors. Colleen

annie said...

very nice, lovin' you little quilt. it is very,very appealing!

Liza S. said...

I love the double quilt stitches. So sweet!

Martha said...

I think you're doing a great job! Beautiful color choices; and the star worked out perfectly.

I'm inspired to do some quilting again. I usually only make "little quilts" or wall hangings. I like instant gratification!LOL

Martha (4theluvofprimitives)

jennifer768 said...

Oh that is looking wonderful!Great color choices.Hugs,Jen

Simple Pleasures said...

Very cute, Hope your enjoying the holiday season.

Jan Conwell said...

I love this...the random color choices are awesome.

Colleen said...

Your little quilt is looking fantastic. The colors and the quilting are so pleasing to the eye! Great job...cannot wait to see it completed!

Nancee said...

Love the stars...

Louise said...

Beautiful!! You are so creative, I love all you do!
Merry Christmas,
Louise in NC

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