Seriously wish I could find the time to finish this one.
I am going to extend the blocks with Alison glass abacus fabric………hopefully soon! lol!
Finally I have decided on a back ground for my lonestar.
Originally I was going to piece the background with a mix of Alison Glass abacus fabric but I have not got the time at the moment and I really want it finished and off my design wall, so I have decided to go with the fabric pictured, what do you think?
I love it, now I just have to order it and wait impatiently for it to get delivered!!
Well it got delivered and I decided it wasn’t right after all!
So back to the drawing board or fabric cupboard in this case.
The perfect coloured fabric was there all the time, what do you think?
Midnight blue, which is pretty appropriate for a star!
Cant wait to quilt this beauty.
I have made a quick sketch of my quilting ideas and if all goes according to plan I will start quilting it this week!
I have called this quilting design blossom quilting, what do you think?
In the next few pics I will give you a quick tutorial on how this quilting is done. The idea behind this and probably all of my designs is minimal marking and just try to quilt freely and not get to stressed about it being perfect.
The most important thing to remember is that flowers are not all the same and either are leaves so don’t worry if they do not come out exactly the same.
The other thing is this is not micro quilting, so make your flowers, leaves curles and pebbles big, you should be able to quilt large areas quickly.
I start off drawing a 2 inch circle onto the quilt where I want the first flower.
Then I mark out the eight stamens, this is the only marking I will do on the quilt and I mark with white chalk as it just brushes off the quilt.
Keeping within the circle I quilt pebbles, all different sizes and then following around the edge of them I make the stamens. I tend to listen to the machine as my guide to get the correct length of each one.
Now I Just quilt around each stamen twice.
and then quilt double petals around the edge.
I position the flowers first and then fill in the outside area with leaves, curlies, and pebbles.
What do you think?
I love it, beautiful big bold flowers!
In each section I quilt the flowers somewhere different so the overall design is more interesting.
The Alison Glass fabric looks spectacular against the midnight blue.
And the centre!
If you have any questions, write me a comment below and tag me when you blossom quilt @freebirdquiltingdesigns on IG and #blossomquilting so I can admire your work!