Who needs sleep! Not only did I squeeze in my own Star Surround quilt into my longarm customer rotation but I decided to stitch the heck out of it! So once it was on my frame, it was a bit of a quilting marathon to get it finished so I could get back to those paying customers.
I really love how it turned out. Melissa at Happy Quilting designed a beautiful pattern and I was really pleased with the fabrics and colors I chose for the top. This was my first Quilt A-Long and I will definitely be doing more in the future. (Thanks Melissa!)
For the quilting, I did a combination of straight lines and curves.
In the ash gray negative space I quilted really tight curls. This gave dimension to some of the areas where I did minimal quilting.
On the back, I simply put a single gray and black fabric I already had in my stash. As I had enough yardage, there was no need to spend the time doing any extra piecing.
(Just one quick long seam....Yes!!)
This much quilting is not something I usually do on my own quilts but I so love this quilt I am thinking of hanging it on the wall in my bedroom. I truly love everything about it.
I think the center star is my favorite.
To see all the other lovely quilt tops from this same gorgeous pattern, you can go here or catch Melissa's post on September 16th where she will be including all the finished quilts in a big quilt parade! I know I am looking forward to seeing them.