Star of India
October 12, 2013
|Start Date||Mar 3, 2012|
|Finish Date||Oct 12, 2013|
|Pattern||Star Sapphire by Jinny Beyer|
|What it’s for||For me.|
|Batting||Matilda’s Own Cotton/Poly hi-loft batting.|
Entered and shown in the 2013 Braidwood Quilt Event.
Won first prize for Contemporary Patchwork and Quilting at the 2014 Royal Canberra Show.
Won 2nd place in Bed Quilts (non-professional) and Excellence in Machine Quilting (domestic) at the Canberra Quilters Exhibition 2014.
Shown at Australian Machine Quilters Festival 2014
Shown at Australasian Quilt Convention 2015 as a “Best of the Best” representing the ACT
Quilt Top Notes/Techniques
Begun in a Lone Star class taught by Sue at Rosemont Patchwork Shop in Tugerranong.
I consider this quilt to be my “thesis”, graduating from a beginning to intermediate quilter.
Quilted in the ditch with YLI invisible thread (clear). Star is quilted in Signature Variegated thread in blue/green 40wt cotton. Feathers in Gutterman 50wt cotton, micro stipples in Rasant. Rest of quilt in Gutterman and Signature. Outer border quilted with Sew Art smoke invisible thread and the Bottom Line poly thread in the bobbin.
First quilt using “show blocking” technique before squaring and binding. Very effective.
Pinning the diamond rows together.
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