I recently had the pleasure of quilting for Cathy of Quilting on Main Street blog. If you are not familiar, Cathy has a wonderful blog. She is always busy with some beautiful projects. Recently, she made a Christmas wreath out of wool pennies that I absolutely love. I very much enjoy reading her blog. So, imagine my excitement when she asked me to quilt her Ginger Belle made from French General's Rural Jardin fabric! Ginger Belle is a Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. pattern. I just "oooohhhed and ahhhhhed" when the quilt arrived at The QP. It's beautiful. Cathy's piecing is perfection. All of this made me a nervous wreck!!! BUT I think I did GOOD! :-) I'll warn you now, I couldn't stop taking photos of this quilt!
I quilted feathers around the star blocks. That proved to be a little more challenging than I initially thought it would be. Naturally. I've practiced quilting feathers in square spaces, but usually the center is circular or square. This space had a lot of right angles to try in fill in proportionately. Once I figured it out, it was smooth sailing.
A little bit of frogging stitches out during that process. On the star block, I stitched in the ditch and continuous curve stitching with a little swirl design.
I really wanted the star block area to be the focus, so I kept the the rest of the quiting simple with a continuous curve design.
I actually remembered to snap a pic before I started quilting.
Today is the first day of Middle School for the girls. They are so excited and a little nervous. It seems like just yesterday was their first day of school. Time flies.