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A Star Finish.

Posted on | January 8, 2014 | 17 Comments

The mystery quilt from last year is finally done.  Good to have another UFO off the list.

I have found it a little difficult to get the true colours of this quilt in my photos. Neither outside nor inside photos gave the richness of the colours.

Never mind – the quilt still looks fine.

Here is is outside.

Sunburnt Quilts - Mystery Star

I then tried some pictures inside to pick up the quilting. They worked a bit better.

Sunburnt Quilts - Mystery Star

Sunburnt Quilts - Mystery Star


Sunburnt Quilts - Mystery Star

I used several rows of straight stitching to focus on the ribbon part of the quilt, then used a variety of flowers, swirls, bubbles,  loops and teardrops to fill the others spaces.


Sunburnt Quilts - Mystery Star

The binding was the same as the outside border and I found a lovely sewing themed print for the backing.

Sunburnt Quilts - Mystery Star

It is not a large quilt – small lap sized or wall hanging, I suppose.

Time to move on to the next UFO which is half way through quilting.  Looking for another finish.



17 Responses to A Star Finish.

  • Patti says: Beautiful quilt, Karen, and your FMQ is inspiring!!
  • marina says: beautiful finish! the quilting finishes it perfectly. WEll done on the ufo and looking forward to seeing the next ufo on the go.
  • Elaine/MuddlingThrough says: I'm glad you posted the other photos taken inside so I could see all your gorgeous quilting. Great job! It is magnificent. Isn't it funny how sometimes you just cannot get the colors true on camera no matter what? It is really a pretty quilt.
  • Shez says: wow and double wow Karen this quilt is awesome,well done on such a beautiful finish.xx
  • michelle from Rag-tag Stitchin' says: Beautiful Karen. Your quilting is amazing!!
  • Fiona says: What a great quilt.... so effective and of course I had a good look at your quilting too which is magnificent... A lovely quilt... well done... Hugz
  • Rachaeldaisy says: This is such a beautiful quilt! I love the way the ribbon looks really 3d and the colours work really well. You've done an amazing job with the quilting!!! What a great start to the year to be finishing of your UFOs. L
  • Anita says: Hi Karen, The quilt is a stunner!! I have some of the swirly green and red print that you've used on your quilt and I know how gorgeous that colour is. Bet you're stoked!! Cheers, Anita.
  • Joan says: That is beautiful. I have some of that red berry looking batik myself! :-) It truely is a rich looking fabric. The quilting is just spectacular. WOW, WOW, WOW!
  • Sunny says: What beautiful quilting!! A truly lovely little quilt.
  • Sunnybec says: Karen it's beautiful, I really like how you have quilted it, I may use some of your ideas! I love doing tear drops. Hugs xx
  • KERYN says: Karen quilt looks fabulous and the quilting is amazing. One down and it's only the 8th - well done.
  • Linda Hanafee says: Hi Karen, your quilting is so pretty! I love all the different patterns - they're beautiful!!!
  • Linda King says: The quilting is fabulous. I struggle sometimes getting colours to look true. The digital camera just doesn't work as well sometimes as the old film cameras.
  • Frances says: Gorgeous!!! I love that you outlined the star a few times and then started the filler quilting. It looks great!!
  • Linda at Roscoe's Ma says: Wow. Very, very pretty! I want to tackle some UFO's this year too.
  • Lynn says: Your quilting is beautiful! With practice, my FMQ will one day look better.

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