Saturday, March 2, 2013

Star of David finished!

I still have to stitch on the little label, but the Star of David quilt is finished! I really love how the flower of life quilting came out.
For Sherri's dad, 64 x 84"
For those of you that are interested in the process, I did all of this quilting with my walking foot. I made a plastic template of just the edge of one-sixth of a 6-inch-radius circle, which I used with a regular chalk marker to mark the gentle S-shapes on every seam line, two times per seam line (S, then backwards S). I did this in all three directions, from the center out. It wasn't the speediest technique -- lots of back and forth from the machine to the marking table -- but I ended up with pretty circular-looking circles so it was worth the effort! A great way to get an allover effect on a pretty big quilt using just a domestic machine and a walking foot!

 

The back coordinates nicely without being too floral or feminine...
Star of David backing fabric!
...and to finish it off, I found the perfect stripe with just a hint of sparkle to use as the binding.
Olive and teal striped binding!
I don't have a photo of the label, but it's a lovely poem, written in both Hebrew and English:
May it be Your will O LORD my God, and the God of my fathers,
To let me lie down in peace, and to let me rise up again in peace.
A coordinating pillowcase too...thank you, Sherri!

11 comments:

  1. Your quilting is wonderful!

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  2. This quilt is beautiful, do you have a pattern you would sell?

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    1. Thanks Sherry! :) Believe it or not, this was just kind of a scrap pattern for me. I don't have a pattern -- I just have a sheet of triangle graph paper that I colored to get the general idea down, then I started cutting triangles. Once I had enough blue pieces cut, THEN I got the idea of arranging them in light-dark order along the spokes of the large central star. The rest was just all what I had here, in the colors requested by that the woman I made it for. I suppose I could work something up for you, but feel free to copy if you're up to that sort of thing!

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    2. I WOULD LOVE TO BUY A PATTERN FROM YOU , OR COULD YOU JUST TELL US HOW YOU CUT OUT THE FABRIC.

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  4. Stunning quilt and quilting. Did you do this from a pattern? Also, what kind of machine are you on?

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    1. Thank you so much!! I sketched out the pattern myself and just chose fabrics from the color scheme that was requested for the project -- not a lot of up-front planning. I made the whole thing (including the quilting) on my Viking Topaz 30. All the quilting was done with just a walking foot.

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  5. Hi Angelina, I love this quilt! I have been searching the internet for a Star of David quilt pattern and found yours. I am a beginning quilter and was wondering if you would be able to make a general pattern? Aimee

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  6. My sister showed me the photo of your Star of David recently. We couldn't find a pattern so used your photo and a 60 degree triangle template to figure it out. At the end of this blog entry, there is a photo of our version... Thanks for the inspiration! http://punkinquilts.blogspot.com/

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    1. Don't know how I missed this before now -- Love it!! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Wow this is amazing, do you have a pattern I could buy. Or have something to go by. Penny

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