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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

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Weekend Progress – Simply Stars

On Friday, I posted about finishing the front of my first baby quilt, Simply Stars. Well, I had a pretty productive weekend and made significant progress on that quilt. It is not finished but I thought I would share some sneak peeks of the progress I made.

This is the quilt back. I made a panel with 3 wonky stars but in the reverse of the front….the back pieces are white, while the stars are made of Simply Color and Simply Style Charm Packs. For the rest of the back, the green solid woven with yellow fabric used as a border for the star panel and the striped fabric, I had to go shopping at my LQS. What a shame !!!

Simply Stars Quilt back
Since I finished the back in record time, I started quilting on Sunday. I am using an ultra wavy line quilting, which Janice from Better of Thread featured here, and sewing in Grey Aurifil thread. I am about 1/2 way through so here is a sneak peek of the front.

Simply Stars Quilt  Front partially quilted

 

A couple of close-up photos of the quilting through the stars. The only other quilting I have done has been on a smaller scale, like in  pillows (and here) and the Madrona Road mini quilt….so I am super happy how this is turning out. It is not perfect, it is so much harder sewing a much bigger object. I am loving the grey thread. The main thing is I am having fun, and I am sure the imperfections will just add character :-).

Quilting Close-up Pink Star Quilting Close-up Orange Star

I am hoping to show it off on Friday – which will depend on how my work week goes.

I am linking up today with Beth @ Plum and June “Lets get acquainted“.