Based on one block from April's Book of the Month,
40 Bright and Bold Paper Pieced Blocks , by Carol Doak.
I have to admit that the evolution of this quilt was due to two Craftsy classes, Carol Doak's Mastering Foundation Paper-Piecing, and Kimmy Brunner's Machine Quilting with Templates.
Carol's class inspired me to do another paper pieced quilt, and Kimmy's class inspired the quilting!
Here are some closeups of the quilting:
The above picture shows the edge, which is stippling. The reason I decided on that was because the background fabric was so dark and so busy, it's hard to see the quilting. So, why spend a lot of time on it?
This picture shows the quilt center, with four quilted star points coming into it.
And this one shows the star detail. I had the most fun with the stars! The cut of the green fabric lends a spinning quality to this star, so I played off of that with the circle and zig-zags. These were all done with a circle and a straight ruler. The other blue point is filled in with pebbles but as I look at it now, maybe I should have swapped the pebbles with the straight lines? But then again, so many lines in that star would have hurt my eyes!
Okay, enough for now!
View The Quilting of Starbright, Part 1 here.
View The Quilting of Starbright, Part 2 here.