'Check Out the Stars" is now done!! The quilting element that was suggested to me was "SNOWFLAKES"! Of coarse, why didn't I see that. I'm glad I have smart friends :) So I made some cardboard templates and drew out some very 'cookie cutter' style snowflakes with rounded edges. I wanted a whimsical look on my quilt.
A tip I learned awhile ago if your looking for a specific motif for a quilting design is to use the term "coloring pages" in your search. For example, I searched "snowflake coloring pages" in Google Images and got a huge selection of snowflake images that are easy to make templates out of.
It is cold and very windy out today, with a windchill of -28'c. Froze my hand (camera hand) taking pictures but that was my own fault as I kept finding new places to take pictures. 'Oh it looks good over there and over there...oh and just one more over there!' I had a comment asking if I could do a post on how I photograph quilts outdoors so I might just put that together this month.
I used Quilter's Dream Deluxe 100% cotton batting on this quilt as I wanted a heavier quilt with a good loft to the batting. And when I wash the quilt I will get that great heirloom wrinkly look that I want with this one.
I stitched in the ditch in the borders and the stars.
I used two different Lava threads on top, beige and blue. Bottom Line threads in the bobbin and even matched thread color top and bottom this time as they both blended well with the snow dyed backing.
Here it is in it's new spot, MY spot on the couch! I feel like cuddling up under it today with a cup of tea and just think about what my next quilting project should be.