Here is one of my most recent client quilts. I knew Kari from years ago when I hosted the Four Seasons Quilt Swap and the Spring Fling Round Robin. It has been several years, though, since I have done or hosted a swap on account of longarming quilting. Last week when my youngest two kids were at Nana's for 2 days, and my oldest had day camp, I dared to get it out and see if it could be done. A better way to say that is "dare to see if I could be focused enough given that the weather was hot and beautiful to quilt 6 hours a day!". I actually finished it up last weekend, but close enough. I have a bunch of easier and smaller quilts for this summer, but this one still needed quilting, and I didn't want to leave it for September.
about 69" square, single layer Hobbs 80/20 batting. Threads used include red Superior Omni and black Glide. I remember Kari mentioning she thought she wanted some color on the massive black background. I did not want to create this garish background that would compete with the star though. I decided that the red was the dominant color, and went with it. It has color, but it is still subtle.