Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Bali Wedding Star quilt

I was honored to be able to work on this gorgeous Bali Wedding Star quilt. The piecing pattern is a design by Judy Niemeyer, all done in beautiful batik fabrics. The pictures just don't do it justice- those batiks are so vibrant & beautiful. All that amazing paper-piecing must have taken hours & hours!
The quilt was 104" square, so I didn't have a way to get a picture of the full quilt. But here is a good size section of it.

This quilt is done with all hand-guided patterns. The Intelliquilter was not used at all for this one. Each of the little squares in the arcs are quilted with a continuous curve pattern, and the stars have a large arc pattern in those areas. The feathers are a hand-guided pattern, to fill in the light areas between the darker batiks.
For the feathers I used a finer thread, called "So Fine" by Superior Threads. Since there is a bit of back-tracking on the feathers, there is less thread build-up in those areas that have to be stitched over twice.


The edges of the quilt all follow the curved piecing, and so there will be some interesting binding techniques going on. I am hoping to see if after she has the binding complete.



A view from the back:

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh. My. Goodness. This quilt is gorgeous! I, too, would love to see it when it`s bound.
BTW, gave up on my Google identity as it has never recognized me so I was forced to comment as anonymous but my name is CarlaSue ~ if that matters.

Vicki W said...

That is beautiful!

Shelly said...

The quilt and quilting are amazingly beautiful!

Jackie Russell said...

Beautiful quilting! You said the feathers are a hand guided pattern, does that mean you frrehanded them or used a template?

Kristin said...

Jackie-
The feathers are done freehand, without a template. I practiced a few times using a dry-erase marker on a plastc template over the area, and then stitched them out freehand. There was a seam down the center of the larger feather area, so I could use this as a spine for the feather.

Me aka Supermom said...

wow, some really pretty quilting :-)

Anonymous said...

The quilt is beautimus! I was spurred to comment, as I am also CarlaSue and am unable to comment thru my google ID? Yet it recognizes me thru my (unused) blog! Verreh strange.

Anonymous said...

Just hope mine turns out half as beautiful as yours.

Bali Wedding said...

Greetings from Bali Wedding. Good article, gives new knowledge for us. Thanks

Pinky said...

Kristin~
Your work on the Bali Wedding Star is perfection! I have not seen any to compare with your talent. I would love for you to quilt mine when it's finished. Please e-mail me.~pinkysundberg@gmail.com~

J. Lindamood said...

Does anyone know where I can get a pattern for this free or at a cheap price?

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