Closing in on a finish……………..

But first, I’ve been asked about the pattern for this piecing. It’s “Grandma’s Stars” pattern. I purchased this as a kit a few years back but the pattern is still available for purchase from Connecting Threads at this link. IMG_1233 

The third, and last, border quilting is completed. I used a fave motif I call “feather swirl”. It combines the swirl pattern used in the center area with the feathers stitched in the first wider border. You may find the complete tutorial, step by step, for this stitching in this post. image                                            A quick front view……IMG_1235Because of the busy-ness of the fabrics used in this quilt, I will share back views with you.IMG_1261IMG_1260 Here’s a better close-up of that last motif……..IMG_1256 And, finally, those outer corner blocks……IMG_1257 Trimming, binding and labeling will complete this fun project. Please, do stop back……………..The weekend is upon us once more. Is there stitching in your future????

About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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6 Responses to Closing in on a finish……………..

  1. Beth Ann says:

    I love this one—that corner piece is beautiful. You are so talented.. Thank you for sharing with us non quilters so we can admire !

  2. kathyreeves says:

    Love that pattern, I am going to try that on a larger quilt. It’s in my range! I’m sewing like crazy today, I need to this jacket and lining at least hanging by nightfall, or I won’t make the deadline.😜

  3. KerryCan says:

    It’s a beauty! I always love seeing the backs of quilts and this one is so impressive (but the front is pretty amazing, too)!

    • treadlemusic says:

      This was a “tough-y” to photograph. (Actually, “in person” you can’t see the stitching either!). For those just starting out in fmq, it’s not a bad thing to have so much pattern as it’s a good place to practice those un-perfected stitching motifs. Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs…………

  4. Love your quilt and the quilting design. I have done feathers and swirls but not a combination of the two so I’m following the links for the design. Thanks. And yes there is quilting in my life for this weekend. Due to a severe head cold I’m a little behind. Have about 1 hour of quilting to finish on an Ohio Star quilt I’m making with all plaid fabrics for the stars and scrappy neutrals for everything else. I Have to finish the binding and label by 1 p.m. tomorrow as its a birthday present for a special daughter in law. Yes, she loooves plaids. I really love how this quilt turned out. Then I have a bright cheerful wild animal quilt all prepped to baste for a donation quilt. Enjoy your weekend and love this quilt.

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