This is Missy’s Prismatic Star quilt which is a paper pieced pattern by Judy Niemeyer of Quiltworx. Missy owns Up North Quilt Shop in International Falls, MN and this quilt was a class she held at her shop a few months ago. This is the first time I have quilted for Missy so I asked her if she liked feather quilting and she said they are not her favorite. I’m so glad I asked as I would have put feathers all over this quilt! So my next idea was to have lines radiating out of the star with some fillers. I first doodled about 8 different fills but it was getting too busy so I simplified it with only two designs and very happy I went with this route.
The fabric used is Timeless Treasures Gypsy Tonga Strips and the batting is Hobbs Heirloom 80/20. I used a light blue So Fine thread for most of the quilt top, and switched to a light plum for the purple diamonds.
I quilted CC’s in the diamonds, stitched in the ditch around the large diamonds and did free hand swirls and U turns in the background. I used my QP Fat Edge ruler for the diagonal lines.