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.
1/9/2016 05:01:44 am
Super pretty! Love the fabric and the quilting of this great pattern. TFS.
1/9/2016 07:06:19 am
YOU DID A GREAT JOB WISH I COULD DO HALF THAT GOOD
1/9/2016 10:02:19 am
You did a beautiful job on this Terri. I really love all the feathers.
1/9/2016 11:08:46 am
Terri, We just checked out your latest quilting project, how beautiful it is. Not sure why you call it "imperfect", it sure looks perfect to us. Think the back is just as beautiful as the front!
1/9/2016 04:19:13 pm
Thanks, Aunt Thelma. Hope you are doing well! Let us know what colors you like, and we'll make a quilt for you.
1/14/2016 10:11:58 am
Hello Nikki. Yes, I remember you! I haven't had the time to make it back to the club, but I did and would still enjoy it, I'm sure. Thanks for the compliment! Keep on quilting....
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