Sandi and I got it back last week! I bound it and have been waiting for the opportunity to photograph it to share with you all.
When visulaizing the quilting that I wanted, I knew the border would be a large focus. With the applique in two of the corners, I wanted more elaborate quilting in the empty corners.
I love the background quilting around the star blocks. It is "McTavishing" which I had heard of but was unfamiliar with. I need to try it myself!
This is the border with the applique. I really wanted the piano keys when I saw them on another quilt that she quilted. I know they were a bit tedious for her, but they look so awesome. I really like that they contribute a "stripe" motif to this patriotic star quilt!
We are off for one more Island Hop to the Big Island. When we get back I will be in full on moving mode. The packers and movers will be done two weeks from today! I can't wait. The chaos that will take over between now and then drives me nuts! Meanwhile, I'm trying to photograph other quilts that I have made in the past so that I have something to show you this summer.