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Wyoming/Nebraska, United States
I am a Grandma with a passion for beauty, joy and life. Finding yourself seems to be the answer to a joyous heart, peaceful soul and quilting does this for me. Putting the Lord first in life keeps me grounded.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Latest with "Betty"

I just finished  quilting a quilt that made me a bit nervous, but the end product looks pretty good, if I don't say so myself.  My customer brought the quilt and the picture of the pattern and wanted it to be quilted exactly like the picture....I was worried, but it is fairly close.   Thought I'd share a few pictures....
All stretch out and being quilted....lot's of rolling back and forth and changing of thread

Round feathers in the corner Half-square-triangles

Carpenter's Star complete...stunning pattern

Feather work all the way around and stippling in the outside edges.

The back of the quilt.  This is edge of the center star....the white feather work is at the center of the quilt, 4 blocks and then there were 4 small ones in the corners. 
When I first started this....I can tell you that I was so nervous that I was sweating bullets, but as soon as I started quilting....it just came together so nicely.  I am a free-motion quilter, I do not have patterns or computer generation, so you will see that it isn't perfect, but it still flows together nicely.  This quilt took about 3 days of working to get it finished....and I did rip out one of the points of the star that I felt just wasn't up to snuff.  All in all -----it is all about TRYING!!!  So get going girls!!


  1. You did a wonderful job on the quilting. Congratulations on facing your fear and winning.

  2. Your quilting looks great and I think free motion is the way to go.
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  3. love your quilt .. I am looking for this pattern so I can make the carpenter star quilt for my daughter