Seeing Stars

I am getting close to finishing the Fan Quit so my mind keeps going to the next quilt.  I decided that it will be the giant star.

I love that it has so much room for hand quilting!

I am working on ideas for what to quilt in those big white setting squares and the wide border. I will post about that as soon as I get the top marked.

I purchased an extra wide piece of dark blue fabric for the backing and wool batting.  Currently the wool batting is hanging out to relax.

It is hanging on the wall in front of a quilt so that is what you see showing through in the picture.  when Hobbs wool batting comes out of the package it is so bunched up and wrinkled that it can drive you crazy, so this time I decided to let the wrinkles hand out for several days before I use it.

I have always loved star quilts so here are a few others that are in line to be quilted some day (click pictures to enlarge)

I think I have my work cut out for me!

I better get busy

Happy quilting


8 thoughts on “Seeing Stars

  1. quiltmaker1 says:

    Great quilt and one in which the quilting will be prominent….can’t wait to see what you decide for the design. Hope you don’t find me forward to just say that I would be very sure the dark blue you’ve chosen for the backing doesn’t shadow through to the front – those are very large very white areas……ps – I mentioned you in my latest blog!

    • timquilts says:

      the quilting design is in the drawing stage now…the squares are 22″ so I need something big….and the way I like to quilt it needs to be a dense pattern. I dont think the blue will show through from the back but once I lay it out I might decide to use a piece of white fabric rather than the blue, but I want the blue because I envision how good it will look on the back side as well as the front. Thanks for the mention in your blog!!

  2. Nelda says:

    Oh, I am so in love with the lavender and yellow star quilt. Do you think it might be for sale one day?

    • timquilts says:

      I have had that one for a few years now and I look forward to finishing it…love the spring like colors. I do Imagine that one could be a quilt for sale when it is finished

  3. njquilter24 says:

    the quilts are all beautiful….I am looking forward to seeing how you decide to quilt this one though. The last quilt is one of those with such a wow factor! I do the same thing with battings I let them relax before I baste them. Do you always use hobbs wool? have you tried others?

    • timquilts says:

      that last one is a wow….but it will need a lot of work to get ready to quilt, it is very “puffy” in the center so will need to be re-made to be flat

      I have only used hobbs because that is all I can find…I know there are others but so far I have not seen any for sale.

  4. Kristen says:

    Relax, wool batting, chill out, no wrinkles! If only the rest of us could work that trick. The dark blue backing effect occurred to me too, but I kind of like the idea of it grounding the whiteness of the main fabric – should be interesting. Out of the additional stars, that second one down, on the lemon yellow background – that’s quite an eye popper.

    • timquilts says:

      that yellow one is really a work in progress. the stars are placed on top of the yellow fabric. the yellow fabric is the same vintage as the stars and I plant to make it into a complete top…I love the look of the yellow with those stars, I just am not sure how I want to set them….the wool is relaxing…I think it is feeling a lot better


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