Monday, October 7, 2013

Sunnyside Stars - a Moda Bake Shop project

Yay!  Finally time to share my latest Moda Bake Shop project ''Sunnyside Stars''!

 This was my first experience on a longarm (I rented time on a computerized machine), and it was FUN.  I chose a semi-loose quilting design so it didn't shrink up so much.  I didn't notice they looked like sidesways S's until it was done, LOL.  Perfect for the name of the quilt :)
 Sunnyside has some gorgeous prints in it, so this pattern really shows them off!  I was hoping for a little more contrast so the stars stood out better - I think I might do some hand-stitching around the stars to make them POP.  I was picking the yellows/oranges mostly, but I probably should have chosen the blues for that pop!  They seem to stand out the most in this line.  Maybe I will do the hand-stitching in a coordinating blue.

 This is my helper ''Tikka''.  She is such a good girl <3


Since this quilt is on the large side, I knew I was going to have to piece the backing in more than two pieces.  I decided to do a large scale modified 9-patch.

I really like how the backing looks!  It's pieced, but doesn't look 'thrown together' pieced :)

As much as I love this quilt, I have so many quilts that need quilted, and SO many quilts in my head that I want to do,  that I need to move this one on so I can get to the next one :)  This one is for sale in my Etsy shop here.


3 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt and thank you for writing up the pattern! Love the swirl quilting as well.

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  2. P.S Love the black lab as well...Comma, our black lab says Woof! :-)

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  3. Oh I agree, I love the backing. Beautiful quilt and beautiful quilting!

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