I stumbled across Night Jewels online and fell in love with the pattern. I decided it would look great on my spare bed. The skill level was listed as Intermediate, so I figured I'd give it a try. Ha! If I only knew what I got myself in to when I started this quilt. I guess I'm still a beginner, because this was much more of a challenge than I had anticipated. Now that it's finished, I'm so glad I stuck with it.
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I had originally planned to quilt this with stitch-in-the-ditch, because my old Singer Graduate isn't up to anything fancy. I changed my mind when I started quilting and stitched slightly inside the edge, on the black, using green, red and blue thread. I used the same color in the bobbin, so the back has an outline of the pattern in front. It's hard to see in the photos; it looks much better in person.
At first I wasn't sure what I'd do with the border. As I was quilting, I realized it was a half-star wide. When I got to the half-stars on the edge, I continued the outline out into the border, as if it was a full star. I filled in the rest of the border with half-stars in black thread. I am pleased with the result.
Believe it or not, it's a twin-sized quilt. It was enormous when I hung it up for photos. But sure enough, it fit on the bed as I had intended. Wonderful!
Blogger's Quilt Festival Stats
Quilt Measurement: 104.5" x 78"
Technique: machine pieced and quilted
Category: Bed Quilts
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