Amy from Amy’s Creative Side is having her festival again this year – if you want to enter see her link above. The quilt I am showing this year is one that I made in 2003. It is called “Twisted Stars” it is a Judy Niemeyer pattern. One big difference though from her pattern directions is that this quilt is hand pieced not paper pieced. I do a lot of my quilts by hand piecing or hand applique and always hand quilt. This quilt took me over 400 hours to make. It is a large queen size.
Here is the whole quilt hanging outside:
The light wasn’t really well that day and the true colors do not show up – here are close ups – this one is of the border:
All the stars are made out of scraps:
I really love the stars in this quilt and it shows you how not all stars are the same! I had never done stars of this shape before and then the twisted ribbons as well – they were a challenge to do by hand also. I think that is the main thing I like about hand piecing – the challenge involved. For me making a quilt is not about how fast you can accomplish getting it done – it is more about challenging work and perseverance I guess. The quilting shows up better on the back – this fabric is actually a purple moda marble – it looks blue though for the photo no matter what light I took the photo in.