Carpenter's Star Wallhanging quilted by feline fanatic

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by , 06-08-2013 at 08:43 AM (4589 Views)
Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
When I received this CS quilt done in all solids I practically started salivating like Pavlov's dog!
Because quilting shows on solids like all get out and I love that. To get ideas for the quilting I searched images on the web to see how other LA quilters had treated and found a drop dead gorgeous one quilted by Bethanne Nemesh of White Arbor Quilting in Pennsylvania http://www.whitearborquilting.com/ visit her gallery to see the quilt that inspired me. It is a blue and white CS. Loads of other eye candy there too!

The inner blue border was a technique outline on a Carla Barrett's Blog for feathering and she had this great border treatment. Easy and fun once you got the rhythm. Here is a link to her site: http://featheredfibers.wordpress.com...ksheet-series/

I switched thread color with every color on this quilt and matched the bobbin to the top. I LOVE how it looks on the back and if this were mine I would put hang tabs on it rather than a sleeve so I could display it both ways depending on my mood. I will be sad to see this one go back to its owner! I hope she likes what I did.

Techy stuff: 2 layers of batting. 80/20 on bottom, Hobbs Polydown on top. All freehand and ruler work. Quilted on my 26" Innova.

The whole quilt
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Close up of the center star
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This is the design inspired by Bethanne of White Arbor, the curved cross hatch in the black part. I changed out the feathering though.
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And the back! Can we say LOVE??

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  1. Maggie_Sue's Avatar
    This is just amazing!!!
  2. Jingle's Avatar
    Gorgeous quilt. Perfect piecing and your quilting is wonderfully done.
  3. debbiemarie's Avatar
    You are my IDOL!!! I love this, now I am inspired.
  4. Katiedid2's Avatar
    absolutely beautiful
  5. Phyllisbrooks's Avatar
    Wow, simply breath taking. I have a top ready to quilt but know I'm not that good! Love what you did in the borders!
  6. leaha's Avatar
    oh my your quilting sure made this one a real stand out! So beautiful!! great job, can see the love!

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