I design all of my quilts in Electric Quilt so that I know exactly how they are going to look with the chosen fabrics. The EQ design is shown above left. The finished quilt is above right.
My favorite thing about this quilt (besides the fabric of course) is the quilting design I chose. I quilted it with a large continuous spiral. This is one of my favorite designs to quilt with a walking foot or dual feed.
This quilting design is super fun and fast to quilt and it’s hard to go wrong! I used a variegated Aurifil 50 weight thread to add a little something “extra” to the quilt.
In these extreme closeups the slight wobbles give the quilt interest and when you step back to admire the quilt, all you see is amazing texture!
Below are some more pictures we took while on a recent family vacation at the beach. We love taking long walks and exploring our surroundings to scout out scenic locations.
It was Jason’s job to climb to the edge of this rocky cliff and style the quilt. All the while I was holding my breath, hoping the wind wouldn’t catch the quilt and toss it into the sea!!
Just imagine how peaceful this was, the waves breaking on the rocks, and us enjoying mother nature at it’s best! Every now and then a wave would splash on the rocks., but fortunately we were high enough up that the quilt didn’t get wet.
I love how the wind blew the quilt so that it naturally folded on itself.
The bright colors really stand out against the gray ocean, charcoal colored rocks, and even the sandy beach.
One of our favorite vacation spots is Hermosa Beach, California, and I think I need to go on lots more adventures just so we can take more pics of my quilts in scenic locations!
Sparkling Stars Finished Stats
- Designed and made by Christa Watson
- Completed May, 2018
- Finished size 70″ x 70″
- Pieced and quilted on my BERNINA 770 QE
- Quilt design: continuous walking foot spiral
- Fabric is Fandangle by Christa Watson for Benartex Contempo Studio
- Quilting thread is Aurifil, 50 weight #4650 Leaves
- Batting is Hobbs Tuscany Cotton/Wool Blend
- Click here to get the print version of Sparkling Stars quilt pattern
- Click here to get the PDF version Sparkling Stars quilt pattern