Saturday, March 30, 2013

Lone Star Quilting

I've been slowly making progress on the Lone Star quilt.  At this stage, I'm quilting in the ditch again around the Lone Star in the middle of the quilt.  I thought about doing something free-motion, but didn't like any of the options that I had tried.  I really want the center to just stand on its own, so I think stitching in the ditch will highlight that.


I'm using a dark blue variegated thread for the ditch quilting along with a dark blue Bottom Line thread in the bobbin.  The back of the quilt will look interesting once its done.


The cross-hatched lines from the ditch quilting will really show.  There's also a dark blue border outside the star that will be quilted using the same dark blue threads, so there will be something visually interesting on the back of the quilt, too.

There's a small amount of color bleeding on the back of the quilt from washing out the blue marks, but I think once I give it a good through wash, it should be OK.  I'll put a bunch of color-catchers into the wash with the quilt and it should pull all that excess dye out.  I'll just have to check it VERY carefully before I stick it into the dryer.

I hope everyone has a great Easter!

Happy Crafting!
~Sarah at upstateNYCreations

1 comment:

  1. hope the color catchers work for you, they normally do! the quilting looks great.