Who doesn't love a rainbow?! I had such fun making this original star quilt using Island Batik's Moroccan Bazaar collection. I cut all the pieces on my Accuquilt GO! Big cutter which made piecing this quilt a dream. I love not having to trim dogears off half square triangles. It uses Hobbs 80/20 Cotton/Poly Heirloom Batting and for the quilting I used 28 weight Aurifil Thread.
To start the quilting process I decided to do all the colored pieces in my gray Aurifil. I chose the thicker thread so the quilting would stand out a little more against the colors. I thought about changing colors and matching, but that would've been 20 color changes and it seemed a bit overwhelming! I'm happy with the final results.
I chose to do a continuous curve on the pieces to minimize stops and starts. Ruler quilting and I don't always get along so I did these free form and I'm happy with how they turned out.
For the edge I did some loose spirals. You can also see that I chose to topstitch my binding down. I like the way it looks and I don't have to worry about missing the ditch.
To get a different texture in the middle ring of the quilt I used these curvy radiating lines. You get the same effect of straight lines with a lot less worry about whether or not they're perfectly straight.
Here you can see the continuous curve of the middle and the swirls I put in the background.
I love how the colors play in the final quilt. Thanks to Island Batik, Hobbs, Aurifil, and Accuquilt for the amazing products! I had a blast.
I hope you get to quilt today!