Thursday, August 8, 2013

Vintage Star

A coworker commissioned me to make a quilt to gift to her friend's daughter who's having a little girl in early September. I called it Vintage Star because the fabrics (some Moda, some other random stuff from my stash) seemed old-fashioned in the nicest of ways.

Vintage Star with quilting

The quilt top came together really quickly - it's a nice, big star. I used a ruler I received in my QuiltCon swag bag to make the flying geese that form the quilt's points - I like when rulers take the complicated math out of things!

I had planned to keep the quilting pretty simple but that just didn't seem to be what this quilt wanted. I started with the centre feathered wreath (my first!) and went from there.

Vintage Star quilting closeup

Plume feathers, more feathers and a fleur de lis in the corners:


I like some of the FMQ better than other parts but overall, I'm really pleased with this finish - I hope my customer is too!

Happily counting this toward my Q3 Finish-Along goal! Yay!


18 comments:

  1. This is amazing! I love it! Old fashion fabric and all. Such a sweet baby quilt and amazing FMQ. A wreath feather. I need your skills!

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  2. Wow, this quilting is stunning, and perfect for this vintagey quilt.

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  3. Your fmq is wonderful, it totally gives this sweet quilt a vintage feel.

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  4. seriously awesome quilting! OMG!

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  5. She will love it! I dug out my faded florals after your last post ; )

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  6. Fantastic! Your FMQ is amazing :)

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  7. It's beautiful, and definitely old timey looking. Your quilting is amazing!

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  8. I love how the quilting gives it movement. Especially in the flying geese blocks. :)

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  9. Very pretty, Felicity. I especially love your quilting!

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  10. haha! Know you know my predicament with trying to keep the quilting simple - those darn tops just keep on saying they want more! Fabulous job on a really sweet baby quilt

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  11. This is so gorgeous! I love how the quilting makes the triangles "bend" inward and softens the whole look.... love love love!

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  12. It's got a lovely soft feel this quilt. Isn't it great when a quilt knows how it wants to be quilted? So much easier that way. :)

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  13. This is absolutely beautiful, do you make quilts for sale? I'd be interested in something very similar to this.

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    1. Thanks for your question Dawn. You're a no-reply commenter so I can't reply by email. Can you please contact me directly at felicity DOT quilts AT gmail DOT com?

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  14. This is gorgeous! Do you make quilts to sell ( queen size)

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    1. Thanks for your question Dawn. You're a no-reply commenter so I can't reply by email. Can you please contact me directly at felicity DOT quilts AT gmail DOT com? Thank you!

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