Simply Stars: Top+backing complete, now quilted

In just enough time for my Friday Finish, I completed the ultra wavy quilting of the Simply Star baby quilt. Only the binding to go…Whoop Whoop!!

I am really liking how my first big quilt is coming along. Unfortunately, it is a very grey morning but I managed to convince the hubby during a break in the showers, to help me get a couple of photos showing the progress:

Simply Stars Quilting_noBinding

I learnt so much with regards to quilting in this one. It definitely takes practice to get the smooth motions and how to move the fabric around when trying straight (ish) lines with a walking foot. I do have some little peaks in my straight lines that became less of an occurrence as I went along, and got the hang of quilting a large quilt. I was amazed at finding this great stripe fabric (a Robert Kaufman fabric) and the Moda cross weave green-yellow fabric at my LQS, Thimble pleasures.

NOTE: Marmalade Fabrics also have the cross weave fabric line.

Simply Stars Backing_noBinding

The ultra wavy quilting was a lot of fun. I did not really plan the quilting out, it was more improv…as I finished each section I visualized the next lot of lines and how I thought it should be broken up. The lines are approximately 1 – 1 1/2″ apart.

Simply Stars Quilting

If you are interested the progression of the Simply Stars quilt here are the other posts:

Linking up with Amanda Jean’s Finish it up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts

14 thoughts on “Simply Stars: Top+backing complete, now quilted

  1. Ashley

    YAY! This looks amazing – I am loving those wavy lines. They look awesome! That back is adorable – love the fabric and the panel of stars. I’m going to have to brainstorm which quilt I can try wavy lines on because this looks stunning! Congrats πŸ™‚

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      Thank you. It is so exciting to be almost finished….only the hand stitching for the binding to go. I really like the back – almost more than the front. The great thing about the wavy lines is that it is quick and doesn’t have to be perfect as you don’t really see the mistakes πŸ™‚

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      I do really like the back and the cross weave green gold fabric is so great I might have to go back and get more. The only issue with it was it frayed like crazy. If I finish it over the weekend I might try and bring it in to work, and I will stop by.

  2. clumsykristel

    Looks fantastic, front and back! I love the way you quilted it – I might need to steal the idea for this purple baby quilt I’ve got sitting around that I keep meaning to finish but never do.

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      Thanks – Janice @ better of threads has a great tutorial and it is such a quick way to quilt….really didn’t take to long πŸ™‚

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