Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Ta da-it's Tuesday!!

It's only Tuesday and I have a finish and it is on my Q3 list for 2015 FAL. Oh how wonderdful it feels to finish something so early in the quarter!! 

My question to all of you is-Do you recognize this pattern if so please, please tell me as I truly want to give credit to the oirginal designer.  I pieced it over the winter and now have no recollection what so ever as to whose it is.  I don't know if it is an single paper pattern, in a magazine, something I saw online or where-it is so frustrating!

Edit--My fellow blogging friend Jasmine identified the pattern for me-thanks Jasmine!!  The pattern can be found at Melissa Corry's tutorials. I used the 32" block to make this wall hanging. This makes me so happy to have discovered who designed the original block.


I had lots of fun deciding how to quilt it. When I put it on my longarm I only knew how I wanted to quilt the star.  The idea for the star points came from Sandra-thanks Sandra!!  For the star center I have used this Angela Walters design before and really like it.

From there I just stood back and saw I needed to accent the beige behind the star to make it pop. So easy peasy straight lines and wishbones. However, on the longarm going on a diagonal for the free motion wishbones wasn't all that easy, LOL But I got the job done :-)

Then I knew I wanted to repeat in some form the star points in the black triangles, so I used another Angela Walters idea. The diamond shapes received a quick freehand pointy elongated swirl, which doesn't show up much.  Then I stood back and I could see the hexagon shape that the black triangles were forming.  So out came the wishbones and straight lines to accent that feature. And well that presented a problem of what to do in the corner sections that were left!  So after a little more thought, something simple like straight lines seemed right to finish it up.  I think I achieved the over all balance of keeping the quilting at the same density all through the wall hanging. 

I used Glide color Leather throughout the top and SoFine in the bottom with Hobbs 80/20 batting. And finished it up with a solid black binding.

Linking with Adrianne at On the Windy Side at the end of the quarter. But for this week linking with FreeMotion by the River and Let's Bee Social-check out their links on my left side bar!


11 comments:

  1. Your quilting is stunning! Especially the outer portion and the corners. You're so creative.

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  2. Very pretty. I love the colors and the pattern. Beautiful work.

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  3. Love it! Congrats on the early in the quarter finish. I just checked and I think it is from the Starburst quilt along at Happy Quilting. :)

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  4. That is just beautiful Vicki.

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  5. Look at you go! Your quilting inspires me to branch out more! I swear I use the same three quilting designs on all my quilts! :)

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  6. It's lovely and thanks for finding the original tutorial. It looks like something else to add to my bucket list!

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  7. It is fabulous Vicki! Love the quilting; one can never go wrong with Angela Walter motifs!! And thanks for the shout-out... :-) Way to go on getting already one checked off. I might have to go check this pattern out...stars are my favourite!

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  8. Hey, Vicki! Very nice finish! :) Congrats on having one so early in the quarter. It'll be a while before I get mine. Really love your fmq work on this.

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  9. Absolutely Gorgeous!!! What a beautiful finish. Love that quilting!!

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  10. I love your quilting choices. Just lovely!

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  11. Congratulations on your finish. It's a beautiful quilt, and you've clearly put a lot of work into it. Well done. Visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad.

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