Weekly Finish #13: Dandy Star Stash Buster Quilt
|Dandy Star Stash Buster Quilt|
I was originally going to add a border similar to this quilt that inspired me but I decided my quilt didn't really need it. I am so glad I added the inner ribbon border instead.
Each Dandy Star block is 9 inches and, except for the backing, the entire top was made from scraps and yardage in my stash.
This is the second top I quilted on my Moxie. I am a little embarrassed to post this picture. My quilting was done free-hand (no pantographs, boo hoo) and I decided to get fancy by doing a flower motif. No prior practice, I just jumped right in, so my quilting is very "rustic" LOL. It's not perfect, but the last pass is better than the first and it just takes practice. I also knew that once it was all said and done, it would all be okay.
The backing has a peppermint candy print and I also used this same print for the binding. The batting is my favorite Warm & Natural, and the quilt measures 72" x 90".
I just finished binding it today so I haven't washed it yet. I'm pretty sure some of this red fabric is going to bleed and I'm afraid that not even using several color catchers will help. So I did a Google search and found a post by Confessions of a Homeschooler on How to Prevent and Fix Fabric Bleed. It's a great article and I hope I don't need it, but just in case ...
This is my "new" quilting studio. It is our upstairs family/bonus room which is twice the size of the small bedroom I was previously using. I love the extra room but I don't have a big closet for storage and the lighting is horrible. Not only are there only 2 windows but also there are no ceiling lights. I toyed with the idea of purchasing the light bar from Handiquilter.
Then, a couple weeks ago, the retailer that sold me the Moxie contacted us to tell us the "light bar" had arrived and we could pick it up at the store. What? I don't remember purchasing a light bar. Turns out that the light bar will be included as a bundle during the 2022 Road to California Quilt show next month. And, Handiquilter or the store (not sure which) decided to include it as part of my bundle. How awesome is that?! Woohoo! We still plan to install ceiling lights but it'll be sometime next year.
If you'd like to see more quilting goodness and see what others are up to, please visit the following which I'm linking up to:
- Wednesday Wait Loss @ The Inquiring Quilter
- Put Your Foot Down @ For The Love of Geese
- Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
- Finished Or Not Finished Friday @ Alycia Quilts
- Friday Foto Fun @ Powered by Quilting
- Peacock Party @ Wendy's Quilts and More
- Brag About Your Beauties @ From Bolt to Beauty
- Off The Wall Friday @ Creations by Nina-Marie
- Patchwork & Quilts @ Quilting Patchwork Applique
Until next time ...
Be happy and keep on quilting!