I finished quilting my version of the Quiltworx Pattern called Lakeshore Snowfall recently. It even has the binding on, my least favourite job….:)
Note the fabric on the right side and bottom is a navy. I am not a very good photographer, it appears anywhere from royal to black in these pictures….
I used a line of fabric from Tula Pink called Slow and Steady and added a solid white and a solid navy. I altered how the pattern is put together. I made half the star in pinks and blue, another quarter of the star in Greens and the last quarter I did not use. Here is what the original looked like:
I started it at our stores combined Judy Niemeyer and Modern Quilting Retreat. It was a perfect fit for both sides of the retreat! I took all the pictures I have so of course there are none of me….
For the quilting, I wanted to add to the effect of the navy section cutting the large star in half, yet tie into the quilt so I traced off the shape of the pink arrow shown below…
….and used it to create ghost arrows….
The picture above also shows how I used quilting to make a star pop out of the navel in the middle of the large star. I loved that effect!
I used two fills, alternating them between my ghost arrow divisions. Both fills I learned from classes with Angela Walters.
In the green star in the bottom corner I wanted yet another fill. I was stumped for awhile so out came my plexiglass and dry erase markers and I started drawing. I was listening to music and just let my mind go, and this is the result…
It was way too much fun! There will be a Tuesday Tip on this!
A few more pictures….
This was my warm up quilting after a recover break. I promise I took stretch breaks. It felt good to be back at it and my shoulder is holding out. My depression is getting better every day. After a lot of thought I have realized I was depressed for a lot longer than I realized, and it affected a lot of things in my life…
Thank you so much for your well wishes.
Truely loving what I do….