The past two days I have been working on making my quilt top a quilt! This one you may remember seeing late summer when I finished the top. I have been hankering to get it on the long arm since then! The time has come!!! Yippee!!
First I have to piece the backing. This is a batik I chose from our shop. I think it is just perfect for this quilt. You will see why in a minute. You can find this fabric by clicking here.
See… didn't I tell you, it is gorgeous isn't it? It has all the colors of the quilt top in the backing. The other thing that I like about it is that it is a busy back. I like a busy back for several reasons, they are pretty and have tons of interest, but they also help hide quilting stops and starts.
Here is some of the quilting that I am doing on this quilt. I am using Superior Magnifico. It is poly thread and has a bit of a sheen. I like the outcome so far.
Love the feathers. I will be switching out the thread colors throughout the quilt to match or blend in with the fabrics on the quilt top.
I also love the "fire" like quilting in the spikes. I will be doing that on the opposite side in the colored spikes, but matching the threads.
Right now I am working on all the black areas. This is a very large quilt and will take me quite a while. Slow and steady, right.
Another area of feathers. I think they really look great on the black solid areas, don't you?
Here is the front. See what I mean about the backing. Isn't it perfect!!?? Now to get back to work!
Oh wait… all this quilting and sewing has tuckered out the boy!!
Facts about the quilt:
1. Queen Feathered Star ~ Pattern and/or kit available here.
2. Batik backing ~ available here.
3. Yes, the design I am using to quilt it is digitized by Judy Niemeyer and can be purchased here.
4. Since it is going to snow all weekend, guess what I will be doing??
Oh… don't forget to enter my fabric giveaway going on now by clicking here.
Until Next Time...