I often claim to have a Quilting "Hobby" in attempts to hide my obsession with fabric and color.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Newest quilt top

I decided to try a new quilting technique. The Hunters Star. I used this amazing product called the Rapid Fire Hunter's Star by Deb Tucker.  Pretty neat. It gave me the motivation to use some fabric I bought way back when. And then I decided it would be neat to add some embellishments and attempt some basic bias applique. Lots of fun, very neat. I used a beautiful rayon Sulky thread and a double needle to secure it to the top, and when it's time to quilt it, I
think I will do some shadow quilting.

But let me tell you, those mini irons get hot!

I have to admit, sadly, I have managed to turn Quilting into some sort of contact sport. I have cut myself, sewn my fingers, glued stuff to me, and now, I can add branding.  Nothing like a day of quilting to add something to the conversation table. How many of you recognize this mark? Yup, that would be the Clover Mini Iron.

My son saw the burn the other day as it had a chance to dry out and darken down. He asked what it was and I told him it was a mark. "A mark?" he asked, and I answered, "Yup, to remind me which space ship I belong on!". They are so fun to mess with....


  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Love this pattern and your choice of colors! Kudos on the appliqué!! How exciting!!!!

  2. hahahahahaha to remind me which spaceship i belong on... oh dear this made me literally lol... I do stuff like this to my kids all the time, it doesn't phase them anymore :-(

    quilt looks amazing! love the blue... im getting the guts up to try one myself... maybe... one day... when i have time (bahahaha right).


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