Saturday, 5 January 2008

Spotlight Quilt

Yesterday I got the sewing machine out and worked on this quilt that I call the Spotlight quilt. I call it this because I started making it to enter last years Spotlight Quilting Competition but didn't get it finished in time. You had to create a quilt 36" x 36" using fabric purchased at Spotlight. I liked the blue fabric with pink roses and just choose fat quarters that co-ordinated with it for the star blocks and borders.

My machine quilting is still very basic - read straight lines! I usually stitch in the ditch or quilt across blocks using quilting tape to guide me. This year I would like to try and at least master stippling. I think I will send some larger flimsies to get professionally quilted or they will sit in a box forever.

Here's where Oliver spent the afternoon yesterday. The quilt is made from Thimbleberries fabrics and disguises a rather disgusting old couch. I will show some pictures when I have time to de-cat it!


  1. Oh your Spotlight quilt is just wonderful...great quilting!

  2. Your photos should be framed-- just beautiful. I save one as part of a wish list for "one day".

  3. Ok, the comment for this post was put on the previous post. I am still not real computer savy. Anyway, love your blog.

  4. Both quilts are just stunning...The fabrics.. my type of stuff, love Thimbleberries.

  5. Another beautiful quilt and your quilting is fine...

  6. Just love this quilt too Christine!! I just love star quilts, never made one myself - yet.... one day!!
    Sarah x


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