I’m excited to finally share “glamour” shots of my finished quilt Sparkling Stars which was made to showcase my latest fabric line – Fandangle – from Benartex Contempo Studio.
Click here to purchase the kit to make this quilt.
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.
I teach how to quilt the continuous spiral design in my book Machine Quilting with Style, and also in my Craftsy class, The Quilter’s Path.
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!
Click here to get the Sparkling Stars quilt kit – (only a few left!)
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
Click here to purchase Fandangle fabric for a limited time.
Click here to view all of my quilt patterns for sale.
Links to additional information about this quilt
Click here for the making of Sparkling Stars part 1
Click here for the making of Sparkling Stars part 2
Click here for the making of Sparkling Stars part 3
5 thoughts on “Finished Quilt – Sparkling Stars”
Christa, What a gorgeous quilt and a fabulous photo shoot location! As I was reading, I was wondering if you might have caught sight of a whale or something jumping out of the water. Alas, no extra visitors but a quilt that you have lots to be proud of!! Those circular quilting lines are breathtaking!! Wow!
Beautiful quilt! Great photo.
Can’t wait to see what’s coming next…
Beautiful quilt and what a great photo location!
Love your new fabric line. Boy do the colors pop…can you visualize me drooling?
The setting at the beautiful beach is fabulous! and I am thinking you need to photograph all of your quilts in that area of the world…surely you could use it as a business expense ….??
A stunning quilt and those hero shots are great. Thanks for sharing and take care.