June 29, 2011

Quilting the Stars

The quilting is coming along pretty well, though of course slower than I'd hoped.  I've sewn vertical and horizontal lines along the sides of the stars, now am finishing outlining them.

Some photos of the in-progress quilting:

Overhead view
Outlining the stars

The design to quilt around the stars in straight, unbroken lines (begins at #1, bottom left).  This outlines the stars completely with two passes per row.  Pretty clever if I say so myself ;)

You can just make out the star shapes behind the quilting lines

The planned motif to decorate the white squares between the stars:

All scans from "Heirloom Machine Quilting" by Harriet Hargrave

Ideas for the borders:

I think I'll use one of these on the larger dark blue border.  I'm thinking diagonal lines on the smaller light blue border to echo the edges of the stars.


  1. Exceptional post however , I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this subject?
    I'd be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Kudos!
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    1. Your link is broken. I'm not sure what more information you wanted, but I simply outlined the sashing and the stars. I didn't include more detail about continuous line machine quilting because the concept and designs are from a book: Heirloom Machine Quilting. A search for "continuous line quilting" brings up a host of information.


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