I am so excited to share the finished quilt with you! This is definitely one of my favorite finishes in a while, thanks to the fun I had quilting this one and the great texture the quilting created. I love densely quilted quilts like this one, so I'm quite sure it's going to be one of my favorites for a while to come.
I was super excited to finish this quilt...until I realized that I didn't have a clue how I wanted to quilt it. Usually, I don't make that decision until after I see the finished quilt top. When I looked at this quilt top, I just couldn't seem to decide. I wanted to do something other than my usual smooth stipple, and I thought a pointy stipple would be fun, but rather than mocking it up to see how it would look, I just went for it. Whoops. I hated it. Intensely. So much so that I ripped it all out. Note to self: always mock up the quilting. Always. (ETA: All I do to mock up my quilts is print out a photo and draw out my FMQ design on it with a highlighter. It's uber-low-tech and fast.)
Somehow or another, I got baptist fans on the brain, and just couldn't let go. So I did them. And they were really fun to do! The way I stitched these fans is indeed in a continuous line, with one start at the beginning of each row of fans and one stop at the end. I'm putting the finishing touches on a tutorial of how I did this quilting to share with you all tomorrow, so stay tuned for that.
Name: Star Crossed Stitch quilt
Block Pattern: Star Crossed block
Size: 34" x 44"
Fabrics: Betz White's Stitch Organic collection for Robert Kaufman along with some coordinating fabrics from Just Dandy, Katie Jump Rope, and So Sophie
Backing: Remants from Betz White's Stitch Organic collection
Quilting: All-over baptist fan free motion quilting (tutorial coming tomrrow!) by yours truly
Binding: Scrappy binding, using remants from Betz White's Stitch Organic collection, hand finished