Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Star's Over Columbus

About 3 years ago, I took a class, hosted by Julia Graber, taught by her sister Barbara Cline.   The class was for a pattern she called Star Tricks.   I had picked these colors to make a dramatic quilt to hang in my classroom.  Well, about that same time, I had gotten a mid arm quilting machine and frame.  I was struggling with using it. I loaded the quilt on the frame and then was not happy with the way the quilting was coming out, so there it sat for the last two years.  In the mean time, I was paying Watana Cantrell to do my quilting, but still it sat, nagging at me to do something about it.  In the meantime, I had other projects and school work to do, so it kept being put back on the back burner.  Sometime during that two year period, Mary Anne Abrams who had also taken that class, brought her completed quilt to show.  I looked at her quilting, and quizzed her on what she had done.  She had done it on her home machine.  The more I thought about it, that is what I wanted to do.  So I ripped out the quilting that was on it, and started quilting it on my home machine.  I will post pictures of the quilting, in a few days.  It is hanging at the arts center now, but it is closed for the holiday.  I forgot to take close up pictures of the quilting.


  1. Your quilt looks lovely. Looking forward to seeing how you quilted it. Barbara Cline