It’s Tuesday! Time for another tip! This week as promised I am showing how to stitch out the design I have named Ribbon Woven Around a Star.. It weaves its way around this star, over some points and under others. Last week I showed how I marked the design. Here is the design….
Notice I used different fill designs above the ribbon and below it. I did that to achieve contrast. I used the same designs in the longer star points. I like to use designs several places in a quilt to help unify the quilting. I did however change the order they are placed in to create more contrast.
The entire design was stitched with only one start and one stop, just the way I like to work a design out….
Once again I am using rulers from The Quilted Pinnapple. No, I am not affiliated in any way with Linda, I just love her rulers! And no, we do not carry her rulers in our store at this time. If you want to buy them the best way is to order them direct. The blue words in this paragraph are a link to her store, just click on the blue words.
Here is how I proceeded. Once again there will also be a video.
1. Start at the point shown below.
9. Now I switched to The Quilted Pinapple’s straight 12″ ruler. I used it to stitch out straight lines 1/4″ apart. I love these rulers too! One can never have too many marks on a ruler, and I love that there are 3 sizes! I use all three equally!
I like to start these lines in the centre so that the centre line is precisely in the top point. When I get to the right edge, I use the ruler to ditch around the edge till I am ready to stitch the left half.
A note about the videos. First, there are two as I knew it would be a long video and I did not want trouble with loading on my rural Internet. Second, at the end of the first video, I discovered a mistakenness my stitching. I choose not to retake the video, as we all make mistakes and I wanted to use it as a teaching tool.
Another note about videos. I discovered when I tryed to load them that I have used all the space this site will allow me to use for videos of the year….so plan B! Imhave started a YouTube account and loaded them there. So the first video can be found here. And the second video can be found here.
Well that was a long one! Till next week I will be busy finishing a gorgeous Amazon Star, the this blog is about! Still loving what I do….