I have had a hard time choosing one of my favourite quilts but have decided to include Claire's Gelati Stars. This quilt was pieced by my customer Penny a few years ago for her daughter Claire. It is a gorgeous quilt with stars in soft colours set with hexagons in a cream fabric. I particularly like how the pink stars draw your eye in. Penny machine pieced her quilt with a class by Kathryn George at Calico & Chintz. Please contact Kathryn directly if you are interested in this pattern at email@example.com.
Penny gave me permission to quilt as desired - I quilted all the stars with line-dancing swirls and quilted feathers in each of the setting hexagons.
Here is a close-up of one of my favourite pink stars:-
Some of the quilting in this quilt is quite dense which, as a machine quilter, I reall love although it is not to everyone's taste. I discovered this when this quilt was exhibited in the Australian Machine Quilter's Exhibition in 2007 when I overheard someone say "and this quilt has been quilted to death". It did teach me to be careful about what you say at an exhibition as the person who made the quilt may not be too far away.
I hope you have enjoyed Claire's Gelati Stars - I certainly enjoyed quilting it! I hope you enjoy the Blogger's Quilt Festival.