The Wonky Star has finally been quilted and turned into a table topper. I thought about making it into a pillow but decided it would drive me crazy to see just how wonky my star was. A table topper or center piece with a fabric basket or flowers will hide a little bit of it. During the month of May the Island Batik ambassadors were asked to create and share paper pieced projects made with Island Batik fabrics. Follow me on Pinterest and you can see some of the other projects made by the ambassadors.
I used the Red Tide collection that I made my April Showers quilt tutorial from.
Once again I am using the Red Tide collection that I made my April Showers quilt tutorial from.
I also have a new quilt pattern called Confetti Steps that is the first project I created with the Red Tide collection of batiks. Can you guess how long it has been since I finished the quilt? Brrrrrr!
Anyway, back to my paper pieced project. I saw a tutorial on Pinterest showing how to draw a paper pieced star and decided that I could do that in EQ7. Well.....this was the first time I tried to create a paper piecing pattern in EQ7 and of course I got in a big hurry. I wanted it to be a little crooked - which I did.
The real problem came when I printed out the pattern without numbers or letters on it so I could keep track of which piece went where. My pattern didn't look that bad on the computer - I have a feeling I mixed a couple of the pieces up and put them in the wrong spots.
Well you know how I am.....once I got the star all pieced there was no way I was going to tear it apart and I wasn't ready to throw it in the trash. I decided I'd just call it a Silly, Wonky Star and "act" like I planned it to look that way! I think it is back to paper piecing 101 for me.
Here is the Wonky Star before I quilted it, at first I couldn't decide if I wanted to make a pillow or a wall hanging. The wall hanging won out.
Our neighbors have a Rat Rod old truck and were going to a car show this weekend so I was able to get a few pictures with my quilt and the rat rod. My SIL Julie and neighbor Rhonda were happy to model for me. Rhonda's yorkies Lea and Rose also were in the picture.
I did a simple stipple quilting on my vintage Singer 15-91 on the cream part and then just a little wiggle stitch through the squares.
Here is another photo of the wonky star and the rat rod old truck. Honestly....I don't know why it is called a rat rod truck.....guess I'll have to find out. I remember seeing my neighbor's truck last year and I kept wondering when they were going to get it painted. This IS the way it is supposed to look.
I decided to grab one of my Scattered quilts and see what it would look like on the rat rod truck. Pretty neat! Next time it would be fun to have the truck parked on the other side of the road so the river was in the background. Thanks Rhonda and Jeff for the great quilt prop!
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