Free Motion Friday – Minimalista Night Sky Quilt

It’s Friday!! Which means…

FREE MOTION FRIDAY!

FREE MOTION FRIDAY!

Today we’re looking at my Minimalista Night Sky quilt.

Minimalista Nigh Sky Quilt

Minimalista Night Sky Quilt

I love the quilting on this quilt, and so I thought that I would quickly go through how I quilted it…

Straight Lines

Straight Lines

I started by quilting straight lines from one inner star point to the one across from it. This worked out really nicely as my ruler was long enough that I didn’t have to mark these lines, making the process much quicker.

Echo stitching

Echo stitching

The next step was to echo around each star and the straight lines I had already stiched. I actually echoed these straight lines twice to make sure they really popped.

f

Ribbon Candy

Ribbon Candy

The next step was adding the ribbon candy. If you haven’t noticed my love of ribbon candy yet… you can read more about this love HERE. I will say that if I was quilting this one again, I might not use ribbon candy again– I had a hard time making it fit into the points at the end of the strips.

Fill

Fill

Next up was adding the fill to the center pieces. I did a swirly-bubbly thing, but you could easily do anything you like doing.

\

dottodot

Next I did a dot to dot style in the alternate star points, before filling them with some back and forth quilting

star-fill

The first time I saw back and forth quilting was at Quilt-Con last year, in an Angela Walter’s class. It completely blew my mind that this could be considered a quilting design, and I use it a lot now, as it is nice and dense, making the less dense area’s pop.

Continuous Curve

Continuous Curve

Next up was to put a double continuous curve in the star center.

continue2

One thing to watch out for here, is that if all your stitching points end up in EXACTLY the center, the centers tend to bubble and not lay flat. So rather than coming into the exact center I (tried) to get each of my stitching lines to lay beside each other rather than on top of one another.

Loop

Loop

I then added a loop inside of my continuous curves.

This quilt was so nice and easy to quilt — it was the first quilt I did after my Peaks and Valley’s quilt, which took FOREVER to quilt, and so it was just so nice to have this one go quickly, but still turn out very nicely.

Anyways, that’s it for today. Remember, if you want your quilt to be part of Free Motion Friday, email a picture of it to kathleen (at) kathleenquilts.com

Later days,

Kathleen.

 

Advertisements

2 responses to “Free Motion Friday – Minimalista Night Sky Quilt

  1. That was a great tutorial. I have just bought a HQ Sweet 16 sit down and you have given me some great ideas. Some even I can do at this beginning point of my quilting. I have done quilting with my Designer SE Viking but the throat was just too small. thanks for the ideas.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s