Friday, September 13, 2013

Pathway Through The Stars and a Craftsy Class

A few months ago my guild, the STLMQG, issued a new challenge called The Ohio Star Challenge. The rules were to Make a Modern Quilt by using the Traditional Block "Ohio Star" and you can read more of the details here. Our meeting is tomorrow but I wanted to post about my quilt(s) today because tomorrow is going to be super busy/long and Sunday I probably won't have the energy to blog about it either.
This is what I came up with and my Dad named it Pathway Through The Stars! I loved how the first one turned out so much that I made a second one!
 
One of the reasons why Saturday is going to be so busy is that our best friend Matt is getting married to his beautiful bride Shannon. Their wedding colors are peacock colors so I pulled these solids to make a quilt for them! This was the second challenge quilt I made and I'm glad I did, because the Ohio Star stands out better using the solids than the prints. BUT I love them both equally and if it wasn't our best friends wedding I might keep this one! :) Love ya'll and can't wait to celebrate God's joining of two awesome people tomorrow!



Here is the back of the quilt and close up of the straight line quilting.

 
The second Pathway Through The Stars uses all prints! I have been hoarding some of these fabrics for YEARS and let me tell ya, it felt good (and a little scary) to cut into them!



I used a new Free Motion Quilting technique to quilt this and it was so fun with gorgeous results.
The awesome Angela Walters has a new class over on Craftsy called Dot to Dot Quilting. In the class she teaches how to FMQ these simple line designs with stunning outcomes! The class was really informative and fun. I found these designs to be simple and kinda relaxing! I also mixed in some other FMQ designs like pebbles and swirls.  I HIGHLY recommend this class and thanks Angela for another fun one! (Plus, it's on sale right now! So, hop on over and check it out!)
Below are photos of the quilting:




This will be a new pattern soon....let me get through this weekend first! I hope ya'll like it and thanks for the awesome challenge STLMQG!

10 comments:

Lisa Marie said...

Your quilts are beautiful! You met that challenge head on and came up with a great, unique design.

Ann McNew said...

Can't wait to see it tomorrow in person!

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Alice said...

Love your quilt--I will definitely be checking back for the pattern. Have a great time at the wedding.

Mary said...

These are beautiful, and I am so impressed by the gorgeous free motion quilting!

Ella and Nesta said...

Beautiful result! The fmq is incredible. Would love to be able to see it in person. Have a wonderful wedding!

scottylover said...

These are absolutely stunning! Can't wait to see the pattern for them! I can't decide which I like best, the solids or the prints. Shows just how versatile this pattern is!

Sandy A

Miss Nancy said...

Love these quilts!! Love the colors!! Great work!! Enjoy your busy day!! Thank you for sharing.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

JustJoyce said...

Cool new quilt. Great Job Jamie.

Kim said...

Wow! These turned out amazing. I LOVE the design you came up with.