Friday, June 12, 2009
I made this wall hanging back in 2003. It hung in my office for a few years and then I gave it to my sister Jeanne. She uses it on the foot of her bed. Recently, I got her to take some photos of it and send them to me so I could share it.
The pattern is called the “star of Bethlehem” or “lone star.” I machine pieced the quilt which is 49 in square. It is machine and hand quilted.
The machine quilting was done “in the ditch” around the diamonds and border. I then hand quilted the open areas and the outline quilting of the diamonds.
My “corners” where the diamonds meet weren’t perfect, so to hide this I embroidered around the diamonds with gold metallic thread.