Uppsala Stars Goes Modern
in Mochi by Cotton+Steel
from RJR Fabrics
This sweet little quilt is a modern version of Uppsala Stars that I published last month seen here. The pattern is available as a pdf download from Craftsy, and available by linking through my sidebar.
I wanted to show a completely different style of quilt made with the same pattern. While the red and white was all custom quilting with ruler work on my HQ Avante, I wanted an all over design on this more modern one.
This bright quilt was brought to the studio by a friend of mine, and she was looking for an edge-to-edge design. She left it up to me. I had never done a pantograph, or 'panto' as many longarmers call them, and knew it was a perfect design for her quilt. Something loose that would allow the quilt to be used daily, be warm, and hold up well to washing.
I was so pleased with the pattern, I was pinning in mine while she picked up hers!
Keeping with the modern theme, I pieced the back using Quilter's Linen by Robert Kaufman Fabrics, along with with some scraps from the Cotton+Steel.
I think this is a good example to show for anyone taking a pieced backing to a longarmer. Your longarmer usually asks for 4"-5" of extra yardage on each side of your quilt to allow for the amount that gets pulled toward the center as it is quilted. You don't want your pieced portion to get lost toward the edge, and cut off at the end. Keep the piecing toward the middle, or even centered, to make sure it's not out in No Man's Land as the insurance portion. *Sadly spoken from an experienced quilter when I first started.
I am anxiously anticipating a weekend finish, and looking forward to binding it tomorrow!
Don't you love these spring colors?
I showed you here how I was playing with painting dye onto fabrics. I didn't have thickener yet, so I just rolled the muslin up in newspaper to keep it damp. I can see some fresh colored scaves in my near future! The ombre effect needs some practice, but I'm smitten.
I hope your weekend plans include your favorite sewing friends, or maybe just some alone time to reconnect with your favorite fabrics. Mine does. See you on Instagram to share our projects tomorrow!
Come on, Doxie girls.
Let's go sew.