Its been a while.. where has two months flown to? After spending the evening reading other quilty blogs that I follow, I decided it was about time I concentrated on my own !!
I have had an exceptionally busy few months with my full time job quilting for my customers, made busier by taking a couple of weeks off in August (holidays are very inconvenient - but oh so needed)
Although it seems like yesterday, back in July I gave a talk on Longarm Quilting to a group of quilters over towards Chelmsford way. It amazes me that people request that I show my work to them, as to me I am just a normal quilter, with nothing really special to share, so I thought I would try and quilt something a bit more interesting.
I had pieced this quilt a few months back after seeing a few interlocking star designs on a few American blogs that I follow. I kind of winged it and just made up blocks to the size that I felt lent itself well to the design, and to most effectively use my fat eighth bundle of "Daydreams" fabric by Moda.
I really love white backgrounds as they are great for some background quilting. I kept the quilting fairly simple, but fairly dense in the white areas, just pebbles and swirls with a few straight lines created with some ruler work. I used an offwhite thread by Glide, (my favourite). Although my straight lines didn't quite create the effect I thought they would due to the interlocking nature of the design, I decided I liked it enough to continue on with it..
Anyway, I don't normally write this much in my posts so onto some photos..
Apologies for so many... to see a large image just click on each image. Most were captured on my ipad, but just yesterday I invested in a much better camera, I even bought a tripod too !! So I need to up my photography skills now.. not to mention refiling all of my photos on my laptop... I have tons of quilts that I have not shared this year, custom and allovers...
I was really pleased with the overall effect.