The pattern for this quilt is an original design that I drafted using AutoCad to create the foundation paper piecing templates. It is pieced in eight wedge shaped segments and then the corners and borders are added.
The quilting in the central star is done using a walking foot on my domestic machine with threads which coordinate with the fabric. Pebble quilting fills the negative space and was done on an A-1 longarm machine. I love it when I have the opportunity to juxtapose organic elements with straight lines, and I was pleased with how the pebbling creates a delightful textural element. The multicolored threads transfer a subtle version of the rainbow effect to the back of the quilt.
Striped binding cut on the bias frames this piece, and I used the same fabric to frame the handwritten label for the quilt.
Title: Simply Starred
Size: 19.5″ x 19.5″
Techniques: Foundation Paper Piecing
Quilting: The center star is machine quilting using a walking foot on a Bernina 1008, and the negative space is free motion quilted using a stitch regulated mode on the A-1 Elite Longarm
Fabric: 83 different quilting cottons
Batting: Warm and White cotton batting
Thread: Pieced using 100wt InvisaFil by WonderFil, quilted with assorted 50wt cotton quilting threads from WonderFil, Aurifil, Mettler, and Connecting Threads
Binding: Striped fabric in 2″ wide strips made using continuous bias techniques, machine stitched to the quilt front, hand stitched to the back
What was new?
A new foundation paper pieced pattern
Combining domestic and longarm quilting on a single quilt