As I hinted(?) in my last post, another star topper was pieced and at the ready. Ditch stitching commenced and ended up being every stinkin’ seam…….but, I just kept thinking about the fun that was right around the corner! Once SID (Stitch in the Ditch) a “sit-down” machine quilter actually may begin anywhere, since all is well stabilized. I began in a star center: and imagined what designs would fill the other shapes/areas. A quilter must always be thinking ahead or one could stitch themselves into a corner and be forced to (gasp!) break thread!!!! Centers are done: on to the background…. still looking kinda ‘blah’…….more texture!… “match-sticks” scribbles really makes the motifs pop!!! The star “frames” (red & green centers) needed something…
Done! Back & front views……… Simple swirls in the outer border (with no stitching in that narrow inner border). 17”x35” finished. Another Connecting Threads kit, purchased eons ago, is no longer a stash resident!!
1 layer of Hobbs Heirloom cotton/poly batting, once again, provided beautiful texture…..and even more after a laundering! This was pieced and quilted on a Juki 2010.
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Very Pretty. I love making table toppers!
I am at that point, too! I just finished piecing another (using stash pieces) and am quite pleased with the “pattern”. (Almost) instant gratification is possible with these smaller projects and gets me to the quilting part of the process quickly! BUT…..I really do need to do some bigger projects to make a bigger(?) dent in my fabric piles! LOL! Thanks so much for popping by…..hugs……..
Awesome as usual Doreen, really is lovely. When I try something like that I often get a tuck when at the end, what am I doing wrong?
Thank you for the sweet words 💜.