This is Patty’s Lucky Star Quilt and the pattern is by Atkinson Designs. She purchased it as a kit from Fat Quarter shop and it uses Moda’s Grace fabric which is a collection by 3 Sisters. Patty is my client that lives in Germany and I have quilted for her a few times now. She started piecing this quilt when she was deployed to Djibouti for seven months and finished it at several quilt retreats with her quilt guild in Germany; Rheinland Pfalz Quilt Guild. She lived in a tent and set up a sewing station on foot lockers so was very busy in the evenings sewing many quilt tops. Here are some pictures of her tent!
She asked for custom quilting and wanted the stars to pop so I stitched in the ditch around the stars and the cross hatched the centers to give it a traditional feel. I then added a border of loops around the background in the blocks to frame the stars. Next I quilted open feathers in the sashing to add great texture.
I used a beige So Fine thread on top and a beige Bottom line thread on the back. The batting is Quilters Dream Blend.
The temperatures have been above freezing during the day so the snow is melting quickly. We decided to cut down a tree that has been infested with bugs before it decided to fall on its own towards the house! This is a good time of year to drop it on the lake as the ice is still thick. We will cut it up for firewood and clean up the mess on the ice this weekend.