Nearly a year ago, I started taking classes with Kari Schell at On Point Quilter for Electric Quilt 8*. One of the first was a class with stars and I think this star was a result of that class. You can read all about the first version here.
This version was made for our church’s renovated sacristy and was on my list for a finish for this quarter. I did cut it close to the wire, a little more than 5 hours until the end of the day! It is done, all hand sewing – everything! I pieced it with Aurifil 50 wt #2024 and used Carol Doak’s foundation paper for the paper piecing. I also used my favorite Island Batik‘s as I did in the last.
I loaded it onto SS Tabitha (my Handiquilter Sweet Sixteen). I didn’t baste as I thought I could get it tight enough and I did. On another quilt I might baste (as is recommended) but this behaved really well.
I did the stippling on the frame. The white thread for this was a sample from Superior Thread and it behaved really well. The batting was also Hobb’s Heirloom Cotton; it performed beautifully.
Then, I knew I could do ruler work but the lines were long and I knew a quick move to my Janome 3160 QC was in order. Well I did this. Not once, but twice! I though oh, no, this will never happen. I used an Aurifil 40/2 thread in Salmon which was not so bright and perfect for this part of the quilting. The little bit thicker thread was a nice emphasis for the straight line quilting.
The quilting gods smiled, and the rest finished with ease. I did the facing again, and I love it!
This was part of my second quarter goals and I am so pleased to have it done. One more quilt almost made it but, I ran out of thread! I was quilting on the new frame, and thought the bobbin was going to run out, but NOOOO the top did – a sample thread. All in all it was a good quarter…just look at this quilt!
Addendum: 7/3/19 Here is the quilt, hanging in the renovated sacristy at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Charlestown MA.
Super Nova #2
32” x 32”
Original Design; Electric Quilt 8
Island Batik Fabrics
Hobbs Heirloom Cotton batting
Piecing: Aurifil 50 wt #2024
Quilting: Superior Omni Natural White, Aurifil 40 wt #2225 Salmon
On the blog soon:
Let’s Sew QAL Block 10 release is Tuesday
Rainbow quilt – waiting for thread
July Island Batik project
Goal setting for July/3rd Quarter
August secret Island Batik project
August Island Batik challenge