A week ago, with barely 2 weeks left of my kids' summer vacation, I decided it was time to load a couple of quilts and start trying to get caught up. I avoid the custom quilts during the summer because they take much longer, and my windows of quilting time are short...1-2 hours. I can have a custom quilt on the machine for over a week before it is done. More than that, because we all know I have show quilts on the machine for several weeks at a time, I tend to just forget what I am doing if I only do a little bit each day.
This quilt was made by one of my very prolific Iowa clients, Erin, and it is only 54" square. It is a relatively simple pattern to quilt too (and not forget what I am doing!). For those interested, it has a layer of Hobbs 80/20 batting and is stitched with mostly Glide thread.Zen Garden quilt (which has more going on in it's setting squares). I have hopefully kept the essence of this quilt with the curved cross-hatching and feathers. I chose a filler around these using hearts to bring some of the fabric into the quilting. It is all about cohesion.
The center of the star lays beautifully.