Thursday, April 12, 2007
Warning - more cute animal photos
After my earlier post, I found the twins doing a mirror image thing on the settee. (well, slightly askew). That's my "bizarre stars" quilt you can see behind them.
Here it is in more detail for those readers who haven't seen it before. It's heavily quilted, except for the stars themselves, which are outlined in an untraditional way with zigzag stitch. The rest of it is quilted with many different coloured threads in a star design. Click on the photo to see more detail.
I made it out of some of my more unusual (ok, ugly even) hand dyed fabric. I was thinking of using it for a class to demonstate how to make a quilt that isn't just the usual blocks-inside-a-border style for those beginner quilters who feel unable to easily step outside following a pattern strictly, but I have never followed through with that class.
In this quilt, I've taken the border elements (the wedge-shaped pieced areas) and put them inside the quilt, rather than around the outside of the star blocks as a border.