Monday, June 20, 2011

Star Crossed done...

So last week, I finished not one, but two quilts.  That might be a first for me.  Hmmm, I wonder if I could ever complete 3 in one week?  Perhaps if I gave up everything else that week - including sleep!

Star Crossed is a Twister quilt, meaning I used the special Twister template to make it.  For the smaller version, you start by sewing some 5" squares together and adding a 3" border.

Initial Twister Quilt
Then you use the special template and cut your blocks from your initial topper.

In the middle of cutting out the Twister blocks
Sew them back together, add your borders and you're done!

Star Crossed
This is a small quilt (37" square) and only took an hour and a half to quilt on the frame.  I used the Hedge Pantograph by Meridith England.  I've used this pantograph before but had some trouble with my stitch length this time.  The machine would tend to stutter at a certain point on each pass.  Nevertheless, I managed to work through it.  Here's the back of the quilt showing the panto...

Back of Star Crossed
This quilt will hang in my sewing room after I finish repainting it.

Here are the stats for this quilt:
  • Size: 37" square
  • Fabrics: Mary Jo's Cloth Store and Quilts Like Crazy
  • Batting: Warm &White
  • Thread: Aurifil (piecing), Superior Threads #425 (quilting)
  • Pattern: Twister
  • Quilting: Hedge Pantograph (10 passes and 2 bobbins) (1.5 hours quilting time)
  • Started: May 2011
  • Completed: June 2011
  • Recipient: I'm keeping this one!
Until later...

We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield. 
Psalm 33:20 (NLT)