Hello Everyone! I am excited to share my Sew Your Stash Finish with you today.
I started this Sew Along with my guild, The Silver Comet Stitchers, in January, 2019. The pattern is by Diane D. Knott of Butterfly Threads Quilting. This link will take you to the last optional step and you can see a picture of Diane’s quilt with links to the previous steps. You can also search the Sew Along tag on Diane’s site and see the actual posts of each step where she provides step by step pictures.
Diane started this sew along with her guild in the fall of 2018 and my guild started it in January. The idea was to sew this beautiful medallion quilt with fabrics from your stash. There were 7 of us participating in the sew along and here are the quilts…
Aren’t all the quilts beautiful? Thank you Diane for an awesome quilt design.
I heard from my fellow guild members that the quilt challenged them to try new things. We can all learn something new! As you can see, each quilt is unique. Several of us made changes to a round or two or didn’t make all the rounds. Miki was ambitious! She made all the rounds, including the optional Step 9, then added borders to make it king size. If you are interested, Diane started a new Sew Along a few months ago called Seeing Stars. I already had several things started, but this one would be another great quilt to make from your stash.
If you regularly follow me, you know that we had a basement redo starting after Thanksgiving. I just barely finished my quilt before everything had to be moved. I had the applique border finished in July, but I just didn’t know what I wanted to do with the quilt. I really liked the optional Step 9 border and pulled fabrics for that, but couldn’t decide. Then the quilt was put aside to finish other things. When we decided to do the basement before Christmas, I knew I had to get the quilt finished. The plan was for the guild members to show their finished quilts in January 2020. I needed to get it finished and quilted!
I decided to go with the two toned border, but I couldn’t get it quilted before my machines had to be put away. So after Christmas, I got enough of my sewing room back together and then had a week to quilt it. I knew we were going to take our 9 day trip, then I would only have a few days at home before the guild meeting.
Most of the quilt was free motion quilted on my Pfaff QE 4.0 using Aurifil 50 wt thread in matching colors.
The only ruler foot work I did was around the applique petals. I just didn’t have time to use the ruler foot and templates much. That’s a much slower process than FMQ. Overall, I’m very happy with the results.
I did have a hard time deciding what to do in the star blocks, which were not part of Diane’s design. I finally went with continuous curves, again FMQ instead of using the rulers.
My quilt finishes at 75″ x 75″, but I think just making a few of the center steps would make a very pretty wall hanging or table topper.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my quilting details and my fellow guild members quilts, too. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.