Happy Friday, Friends! I know I say this all the time, but I really can’t believe it’s Friday! We are looking forward to an Artisan Fair that is happening in our area. To me, visiting the outdoor fair booths this time of year is the perfect way to usher in the autumn season! I want to share with you today my Mosaic Stars quilt that is featured in Quilter’s World‘s October 2012 issue.
[Image source: Quilter's World]
Mosaic Stars is a two-block quilt with an appliqued swag border.
The palette of this quilt mixes blue with the usual autumn colors to give an updated look. The rather unexpected use of blue also makes this quilt useable throughout the fall and winter season. In fact, I will be working on a fall dress for Miss Baby that is blue and brown – that way I get more mileage out of the dress. I don’t want her looking like a weirdo wearing an orange dress to church, say, in January. But a blue and brown dress would still work well for a middle of winter dress. Back to the quilt, the fabrics used for this quilt are from Quilting Treasures’ Autumn Bouquet collection.
Quilting was done using Aurifil‘s Mako 50 Cotton thread over Hobbs‘ Tuscany Silk Batting. If you haven’t read my articles on threads and silk batting – click here and here. I set out to quilt something that would look totally different on the back compared to what’s on the front. If you look carefully at the following picture, you can see glimpses of the quilting scheme starting from the center of the quilt.
And here, you see it more clearly how the quilting scheme actually played out on the quilt back. Except for those arches that were marked for me to know where the boundary was, everything else (feathering) was free-handed. Now, you can’t quite tell from the quilting scheme how the front looks, eh? Isn’t quilting fun — oh, how the possibilities make me swoon!
Here are a few close-ups of the front:
And here are a few close-ups of the back:
I shall stop annoying you with yet another photo showing yet more feathers. Believe me, I took a lot more pictures of just the feathers on the back. I hope you have enjoyed my Mosaic Stars, and I want to wish you a lovely weekend. Till next Monday!