My second entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival is the Rainbow Star Quilt from my blog header. It is not new and if you are a reader of my blog, you already know it. But I wanted to enter a quilt in the Hand Quilted category, and this is my favorite one.
You may have noticed that there was a bit of a discussion about hand quilted quilts in the current festival, so hand quilters all over the world, enter a quilt in this category and show that we are still alive. ;-)
The pattern is Made in Cherry from Sarah Fielke, and the idea to make the star in a rainbow of colors and use the famous Ikea fabric as a background came from Hadley at Flying Blind On A Rocket Cycle.
I hand quilted it in one huge spiral, beginning in the middle. A really fun way to quilt!
The quilting lines are about 1 1/2" apart.
I used perle #8 cotton thread in a huge variety of colors to match the rainbow of fabrics in the big star, and white for the background.
Even the binding is scrappy - made out of 24 different prints.
The quilt hangs in our hallway now and every time I walk by one ore two fabric pieces catch my eye and make me think of my stash or of another project where I used the fabrics. So fun!
Sadly the hallway isn't wide enough for a better picture. ;-)
I love how the quilt looks so very differently when folded in different ways.
It even took part in a danish outdoor quilt show that my friend held two years ago!
(The quilting wasn't finished at that time.)
Pattern: Made in Cerry by Sarah Fielke
Technique: machine pieced and big stitch hand quilted by me
Size: 84" x 84"