I did it, I finally did it. The “Sedona Star” from the TQS 2012 BOM is finally completed. It has been on my longarm quilting machine since May!
A View of the Whole Quilt:
The central star has nine points suggesting things to come. You can see the nine log cabin rays surrounding the central star in this picture, too:
The next round was nine appliqued rays with a dot at their outer most point:
The next round was composed of three each of the following three Mariner’s Compass stars(That makes nine in all.):
Then came a round composed of three each of three different folk art heart and feather appliques sections (Yes, that makes nine of these, too!):
Then came nine “embossed” sections. I used my own arrangement of the preceding applique shapes to outline quilt and then background fill to achieve the embossed effect:
Next came a ring of triangles quilted in the “continuous curve” technique”:
Then, more folk art applique to fill out the corners. I used “pebbles” and tiny feathers for the background fill here:
I used more “continuous curve” quilting in the final border:
I completed the top by using a two-colored “faux piped binding”:
Mitered binding corner:
Now, for views of the backing:
Isn’t she pretty?
Hobbs 80/20 batting, Metro thread for the quilting, Superior Rainbows thread for the applique blanket stitch, fabrics by Red Rooster’s “Buttons and Blooms”, The Quilt Show’s 2012 Block of the Month design by Sarah Vedeler. Thank you all for your support in this project!