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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