|My first fussy cut star ready for applique|
I pulled out some fun fabrics that had symmetrical designs that could be fussy cut to create radiating stars. Using hinged mirrors, I was able to get a preview, but the finished star was even more awesome!!! Using a half yard of fabric, I was able to create 4 different sized stars, leaving swiss cheese behind!
|Escargot quitling close up|
Once the stars were appliqued on, I was ready for some FMQing. I knew I wanted to try Leah Day's escargot motif, but I had hoped to create some shooting star effects. But the swirls were very addicting and I just couldn't work out the shooting star effect. But I still love the escargot look and it was great practice.
I also wanted to quilt some details in each of the stars using Superior Threads glitter thread. I had some difficulties with tension as the thread kept snapping, which was super frustrating. But despite the tension woes, I love the spark effect created.
|Starry Close Ups|
Here are some pics of the backing and close up of the quilting from the back. These stars are lots of fun and I have a stack of fabrics that are all contenders for more starry quilts...stay tuned. Until then, here are pics of the finished mini quilt...
|And the big reveal...|
|All stars--Skippy freshly groomed!!|