Another Spin Star

You may remember a post I wrote last January. I was hosting a “Tie Dye” baby shower for my niece Brianne. Well, Tessa Grace made her arrival later that month, and I needed to make her a quilt! I decided I was in the mood to make another “Spin Star” (my version of a fussy-cut quilt – click here for more on my technique), and I found a bright and pretty print fabric that was just right. I cut my identical repeats from the fabric, and stitched together 12 unique stars on a yummy butterscotch color background.

Tessa-quilt-web

When it came to the quilting, I wasn’t sure what would work best in the open areas. I decided to cover one with Glad Press n Seal™, and audition a variety of designs using washable markers, erasing and redrawing until I found the pattern I liked. Then I just quilted through the Press n Seal™ and tore it away.

marking quilts with Glad Press n Seal

I found a beautiful turquoise blue “Minky” fabric for the backing and turned it to the front, to give it a soft outer edge. For instructions on this technique, click here!

Tessa-back-web

The Minky had a lovely texture, and the free motion quilting made it even more fun.

Tessa-quilt-back-detail

Here are Scott, Brianne and Tessa with the quilt.

Tessa-and-quilt

It took me a few extra months to complete the quilt, but I don’t think Tessa minded the wait. What a blessing to give a gift of hand-made love. I hope she enjoys it!

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  • Arleen Morgantini said:

    Hope to see you there. Arleen Morgantini

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  • Carol preston said:

    Be careful with the Glad Press n Seal method on white or light fabrics…. I had some permanently stitch the ink into the fabric. Guess I stitched right on the line.

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    • clkquilt admin

      I always use washable marker and haven’t had a problem. I’ve been told that doing this with a Sharpie, or another permanent marker, can result in transfer. Which type gave you the problem?

      Reply

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