Saturday, May 22, 2010
Blogger's Spring '10 Quilt Festival
I made this wall quilt, Twilight, in 2003 for my stepdaughter. She had just decorated her first home with stars as a theme for accessories. I had just discovered watercolor quilting and the Quiltsmart gridded fusible interfacing (http://www.quiltsmart.com/) that makes sewing all those little 2" squares together a fun rather than a hair pulling experience. Of course, I couldn't just do another wall hanging with only 2" squares. Oh, no, I had to make it complicated and work all these stars into the mix. This spray was easy...
Most of the quilting was done with metallic thread - another first for me. All the work is done on the machine. I long ago had to give up hand quilting as it is just too hard on my hands. There is no particular pattern to the stars. When I look up at the night sky, I just see twinkling little lights; I've never been able to figure out constellations.
Jaime loved the quilt. She is in a different home now with her husband and the star theme has dissipated. So the quilt hangs over her stepdaughter's bed.