In June 2008, I completed this quilt as a wedding gift for my niece, Elizabeth:
The design was inspired by a design from Jan Krenz’s book, “Lone Star Quilts and Beyond.” It is basically a Lone Star quilt where eight different fabrics (colors) spiral from the center. I used a spiral feather quilting motif along each of the pieced spirals, filling in with small feathers:
I used New York Beauty blocks for the setting squares and triangles:
I inserted a striped inner border:
All the fabrics were from the “Sand and Surf” collection by Michele D’More for Marcus Brothers. There was a large floral print which I used for the outer border. I chose to follow the large floral motifs for the quilting design:
I quilted a large feather design in the corner setting squares:
The quilt back:
I used Hobbs 80/20 batting and Superior Thread’s King Tut thread in color #994, Karnak. The quilt was about 95 inches square.
There was a lot of fabric left over, so I was hoping Elizabeth had a son in her future. Stay tuned for “the rest of the story!”
oh my goodness! This is simply a drop-dead gorgeous quilt! I love the colors you chose, LOVE the layout (isn’t Jane Krenz the best? 🙂 ) and what a wonderful job of quilting you did!
When the picture opened on my computer, I did a “oh dear!”. WOW. Gorgeous! I love that fabric and have made a few things with it too. Your quilting is wonderful also. It fits perfectly for the fabric and the design of the quilt. Lucky Elizabeth!!
Your quilt took my breath away! From your color choices to your stitching, this quilt is just absolutely stunning. Magnificent! Thank you for sharing!
Reblogged this on New Traditions Design Studio and commented:
This quilt is so incredibly beautiful in every possible way that I simply had to reblog it!