Friday, September 10, 2021

Custom Quilting FINISHED on Judy Niemeyer Prismatic Star Queen Quilt

Today's post will be quick, short on commentary, and loaded with photos because I just could not resist showing you how gorgeous my client's Prismatic Star Queen turned out after quilting!

91 x 91 Prismatic Star Queen, Custom Quilting Completed

My client Mildred used Judy Niemeyer's Quiltworx pattern, Prismatic Star Queen, to foundation paper piece her quilt top.  Several Etsy sellers have this pattern available here.  I believe my client may have purchased the pattern and batik fabrics together as a kit.

Feathers Aplenty, Feathers Galore

Since Mildred wanted me to quilt her top to look "just like the pattern cover photo," I used the digital design set that Quiltworx created specifically for this quilt, the same one they used to quilt the sample quilt on the pattern cover.  

I also did hand guided stitch-in-the-ditch quilting with rulers along the sashing seams that outline the star sections.

Feathers Upon Feathers...

I used Superior's MonoPoly invisible monofilament thread in Clear for truly invisible ditch quilting, and all of the feather quilting was done with Glide 40 weight thread in color 60566 Pale Mist.  The batting is Quilter's Dream 80/20 Cotton/Poly for a traditional look with just a little bit more loft, as well as less of a tendency to crease along fold lines than you get with 100% cotton batting.  Here's another shot of the quilt top prior to quilting -- it was gorgeous when it came to me, and the feather quilting is just like the icing on a fabulous cake!

Prismatic Star Queen Top, Prior to Quilting

I'll be trimming and binding this quilt today and tomorrow so I can get this quilt back to Mildred next week.  She has been waiting patiently for this custom quilting since May.

PSST!!  I'd Love to Quilt for YOU!

By the way, if you or any of your quilty friends has a quilt top or two that needs quilting, I'd be delighted to quilt for you!  I won't be accepting any more custom quilts in 2021, but I do have several spots still available for edge-to-edge quilting for holiday gifting.  Click here to find out how to book your quilt with me.

In Other News...

I do have a couple more photos to share, totally unrelated to the Prismatic Star quilt.  Some of you who have been with me for awhile might recognize my Dresden Plates quilt with floral appliqué centers, satin binding, and Minky backing:

Princess Petunia Still Likes Her Dresden Plates Quilt, 8 Years Later

I made that for my niece eight years ago, to replace her baby quilted that was shredding and falling apart (she STILL wouldn't give it up!).  My sister sent me this picture a few days ago from their trip to St. Lucia over the Labor Day holiday.  It was nice to see that my niece is still using and enjoying this quilt enough to bring it with her on vacation!  (And no, my sister did NOT name her Princess Petunia, but she SHOULD have).

Secret Scrappy Project In Progress!

Finally, do you see that paltry and pitiful scrap bin?  Those are my pink, red and orange scraps, and they are being used for a Secret Scrappy Improv project in connection with Kelly Young's new book Scrappy Improv Quilting: 22 Mini Quilts to Make with Easy Piecing.  I am having SO MUCH FUN with this and I can't wait to share what I've been working on, but I promised to wait until my stop on the Blog Tour Kelly's hosting to promote the book launch.

I'm scheduled to share my mini quilt project on October 4th, but if you cannot wait and want to snag your copy of Kelly's book right this minute, you can find it on Amazon here.  Kelly blogs at My Quilt Infatuation and you can learn more about her book and find the complete schedule of when all of your favorite bloggers will be sharing their projects from the book here.

And that's about all I have to say for myself today, because quilts don't bind themselves!!!  Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for stopping by.  I'll be linking today's post with the following linky parties:


Whoop Whoop Fridays at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Peacock Party at Wendy’s Quilts and More

Finished or Not Friday at Alycia Quilts

Off the Wall Friday at Nina Marie Sayre

 TGIFF Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday, rotates, schedule found here: TGIF Friday


Frédérique at Quilting Patchwork Appliqué

Oh Scrap! at Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework


Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts  

Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

the quilt turned out so well and it is always nice to see quilts being used - and to bring it on a flight too - well loved!!

Darlene S said...

Gorgeous Prismatic Star Queen quilt and your quilting just makes this quilt look stunning. I absolute love it!

Bonnie said...

You do such beautiful quilting. Between the beautiful top and your quilting. What a fabulous end product. Kudos to both of you.

Sandy said...

Gorgeous quilt, but I have to say that Princess Petunia's quilt is probably even more loved than this Prismatic Star Queen Quilt will be! Isn't it wonderful to see how someone feels about something you've made? :)

Vicki in MN said...

You made a drop dead gorgeous quilt just stunning! It makes me happy that you are having a great time with your new computerized machine:)

The Joyful Quilter said...

Spectacular work, Rebecca! Even better than that, is the quilt SEW filled with auntie love that it is still treasured 8 years later. Talk to me when you get to 18 years later and we can compare notes. It's a wonderful thing, for sure!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...
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Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Spectacular work Rebecca! That new long arm is really something. Love the feather pattern you used. Hugs

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

This quilt turns out wonderful! Bravo pour ce magnifique travail, les plumes sont superbes ! C'est bien de voir que les cadeaux faits avec amour servent toujours, jolie photo !
Bon courage pour la finition du quilt ;))
Thank you for sharing and linking up today!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Beautiful job, Rebecca!!!

Gretchen Weaver said...

Your quilting just made this quilt sing, so beautiful! Your niece's quilt is very pretty, so nice she still loves it after 8 years. I'm looking forward to viewing your improv quilt, happy stitching!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

That quilt is absolutely gorgeous, Rebecca. The quilting makes it perfect! Great job!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

beautiful quilting - but!!! Princess Petunia.... Steal the show - HOW sweet!!!

Judy Hansen said...

Hi Rebecca Grace,
Your custom quilting is just spectacular on the prismatic star quilt. And your niece is adorable, sleeping on the plane with her dresden plate quilt. Thanks for joining the Design Wall linky party. Hugs, Judy

Preeti said...

This one is a Showstopper, Rebecca and your quilting only enhances its beauty!!!

Kate said...

Definitely "WOW" quilting on Prismatic Star! Hope you've gotten it all bound and back the customer. Enjoy your scrappy piecing project.

chrisknits said...

Wonderful finish! I can see why she wanted the same quilting as the original!

Vivian said...

Just one word: Gorgeous!! You both should enter this one in a show.

dq said...

My goodness! I am still drooling over your talents!