Hello. Today I'll share the first quilt that I worked on after Christmas. My mom pieced this quilt top. It is about 36" square, a wall hanging, the Carpenter's Star pattern. She did a great job piecing it. I did custom quilting on it. It is far from perfect, but I'm happy with the finished quilting, and Mom loves it which is what matters most.
I quilted feathers in the diamonds of the star, back and forth lines in the background behind the star with some circles/pebbles around the edge. The outside borders have swirls quilted in them. There is also a lot of stitch-in-the-ditch outlining the shapes, too.
And here's the back. The backing was an unbleached muslin fabric, so that brown thread REALLY shows up (along with all the not-so-perfectness). Looks great from a distance.
Beautiful job, Mom! Thanks for letting me quilt for you :-)
I'm starting to feel like a "real quilter" now that I am working on more custom quilting projects (just my own and my family's for now). It is really fun, but I also find it sometimes tiresome and stressful making design choices and figuring out how I want to quilt it. I'm often too worried about it looking perfect or comparing myself to the professionals that I look up to. I'm slowly getting better and more confident, though, learning something new with each project.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures. Thanks so much for visiting! I'll be linking up over at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday.
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!