Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday Finish - Night Sky Wall Hanging

Night Sky by Jaybird Quilts was my ALYOF November goal, which I finished here.  There was one block not used in the quilt top, and I finally decided what to make with it.  A wall hanging.

17.5 x 15.5 inches

I tried some dot-to-dot quilting à la Angela Walters.  I highly recommend her class:  Angela Walters: Dot to Dot Quilting (this is an affiliate link whereby I receive a small commission if you purchase the class).  I'm halfway through her class:  Machine Quilting:  Small Changes, Big Variety.

Some of my straight lines are a bit wonky.  My Pfaff that I use on a frame is in for cleaning and tune-up, and my LQS is going to order a ruler foot.  It's time to buy some rulers because I clearly can't sew a straight line on my own.  But the great thing is that I now know how to quilt Night Sky!


A quilty photo shoot during our recent Maritime Modern Quilt Guild retreat.





Linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finish Friday @ Fleur de Lis Quilts
Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Whoomp There It Is A Quilted Passion
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict 




18 comments:

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Hi Anja, I have Small Changes too, it's very good. You probably notice flaws more than anyone else, we are always our own worst critics. Your quilting looks great to me, it's a lovely wallhanging and I like what you did to the border.

Little Black Cat Quilting said...

Love how bold the yellow is against the black! And the scrappy binding is scrumptious!

Yanicka said...

I love both of those classes.

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Oh, knowing how you are going to quilt the larger quilt is awesome; maybe we all need to make more minis for the creative juices to flow?

KaHolly said...

Wow! A wonderful Friday finish! The quilting looks great. Quilting straight lines just comes with practice! No one does it perfectly! Just remember, using rulers will require lots of practice, like everything else in FMQ! XO

Ioleen said...

Beautiful finish! Love the yellows on the black. Quilting looks great. Enjoy your weekend, try to get out and enjoy the great weather you are having. Cold and rainy here.

Stitchin At Home said...

I love this Anja. I hope you enjoy using a ruler foot and rulers as much as I do.

Leanne Parsons said...

It looks amazing, Anja! It really seems to glow against that black background. I think your quilting looks great, and it's sure to look even better when you do it on the bigger quilt :)

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Wow! Your quilt really pops against those rocks. Your photos are getting better every week. And I think your lines are pretty straight! :)

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Girl, I know your pain! I have to use a ruler for any line longer than three inches. I have acrylic squares and circles that came with my Innova and they practically save me every time. Funny how I can make a relatively straight line along the very edge of the quilt, but get where I need one, and no way is it going to happen. Even using the squares gets dicey at times. This star quilt is a winner! I love the contrast of color and the star is perfectly pointy.
Thanks for linking up with TGIFF. Making the rounds to everyone is almost over, but I've had a great deal of fun!
Mary @ http://fleurdelisquilts.blogspot.com

Granny Maud's Girl said...

I love that the pattern that didn't resize so well for a medallion centre got a second try in a different colour for a pretty wall-hanging.

Tish Stemple said...

Beautiful! The dot-to-dot quilting really brings it to life. It looks like it could pop off the background in that last picture.

Sandra Walker said...

Anja the photo shoot is FABULOUS---it GLOWS in those shots! In the first FMQ class I took YEARS ago at my LQS, she told us the hardest thing to FMQ is a straight line, and it's so true. Think how hard it is to freehand draw a straight line...glad you're getting rulers. They take another learning curve but you'll love them. You know, I never saw the wobbles until you said; I just smiled when I saw this. :-)

Anonymous said...

Brilliant...in more ways than one.

Heide said...

Your star glows! Love it, you are too hard on yourself....it looks wonderful!

Ruth said...

I love how it shines out at you in the photos - your quilting is perfect for the block - am looking at buying some rulers too, what ones are you getting?

Julia D @ Jada's Quilting Adventures said...

Gorgeous, Anja! I love the quilting you did on this piece!

Paige said...

Wow, it does glow! You quilting choice is perfect for it. Great job!