Thursday, October 25, 2012

Lilac Wish Upon a Star

My newest wall hanging! 

It's called Wish Upon A Star by Eleanor Burns of Quilt In A Day.  It was pieced last year, and hung around waiting until I was able to quilt it.  I've been practicing my Free Motion Quilting, and felt it was time to do the feathers.  I worked quite a few hours on it over the last 2 weeks.  I enjoyed planning the designs and playing with Aurifil thread to make the designs work on the top.  I used a combination of Aurifil 40wt in lavender variagated on the center, border, and lighter parts of the star, and 50wt for the green, cream and darker purple sections.  I LOVE it!  It's going to hang on the wall in my bedroom, right where it's currently taped.  I need to get the curtain rod for it.  I'll pick up an inexpensive one soon. This was stitched on my domestic sewing machine.  The colors are prettier in person. It wasn't as sunny as I needed.  I used Warm & Natural cotton batting, and muslin on the back. 

Some of the details:  I used a floral stencil on the center square. 

And here's another view of the feathers in the star points.  I did end up changing the bobbin thread to match the top.  I think this makes the stitches look better. 

And the border:

Don't you love it??  I'm going to make another one soon, in different colors.  I haven't picked them yet, so suggestions are welcome.  I picked the colors based on the border fabric. 

If you want one for your wall, let me know.  It really was fun to make. 


SewCalGal said...

How beautiful! I've always loved this design and your fabrics are gorgeous. But your free-motion quilting really makes this a spectacular quilt. Great job!


The Quilted Kitchen said...

Beautiful! I love the colors. Did you have to change your tension with the threads you used to FMQ?

Quilting Babcia said...

Beautiful quilting! Love the colors too.

DownHome Designs said...

Nice job! Looks like your FMQ practice has paid off!

Ann Symes said...

Beautiful! Your feathers turned out great!