Wanda did this fabulous red and white feathered star quilt after taking a class from Marsha McCloskey. Two color quilts are so striking, I just love them! And Wanda did an amazing job piecing this quilt…so straight, so flat! Using thread color that matched as closely as possible, the feathers and feather-like (my new term!) border patters I think really make this look fun. The stitch ‘n the ditch sets off each border, and the “P” in the middle of the star is a nod to their family surname (no hints here, eh?). I believe this is a gift, so hopefully the recipient will treasure it!
A sophisticated baby quilt for a new mom and dad (and dog)! This beauty was made by the Lowell Pine Needlers for their very own member, Marlene, who is expecting soon. What a lucky baby!
Feathers are placed only in the white areas of the pinwheels to really set off the visual pinwheel movement. Then a rope pattern was added in the sashing areas which adds to the simple, sophisticated palate, being that it has a similar density and flow.
Good luck with the baby Marlene! And happy quilting.
A feathered star is a many splendid thing! There are probably so many ways to quilt it, but I thought this design might work. I used “ivory” colored thread so it would blend into the background. I wanted the shape of the quilting to stand out so I also used two batts – polyester on top of Hobbs 80/20 to enhance the shadows. And then to get really daring I used monopoly to stitch around the star so it would pop out without showing the color of the thread. And in the middle section of the star Wanda wanted the letter “P.” It’s subtle, but it’s there. Wanda did such a nice job on this feathered star, I wanted to enhance it with the stitching but not steal the show and hopefully that’s how it turned out.
Ah those little solid areas of fabric! I’ve come to love them! As you can see from the pictures, I can go a little crazy. Solid fabrics are a blank canvas just waiting to be filled with colorful, fun, curvy designs. I used a variegated thread that I knew would stand out from the fabric and also be able to hold its own with the scrappy, multi-colored strip sets that set them apart.
And how about that backing fabric? It is a quilt in itself. And I think the quilting is pretty fun on the back as well. All in all a fabulous little quilt! Well done Gerry!