My Mexican Star was pieced a few years ago. I decided to finally quilt this lovely wall hanging after I had some help from Claudia Pfeil, a teacher from Germany. She helped me come up with a quilting design. It sat for another year before I felt brave enough to tackle it.
Some of Claudia's ideas I used and some I didn't. The curved lines with the ribbon candy detail in the centre of the blocks was Claudia's idea. The background detail is called McTavishing. It was a technique that I had tried before but I was not brave enough to use on anything important yet.
I stitched the quilt with silk thread, which are actually Claudia's Allure Essentials. The silk thread is 80 weight, so I used a DecoBob prewound bobbin that is also 80 weight.
It was a good marriage of top and bottom thread. With the wool batting, the quilt design looks elegant and suits the quilts overall design.
I am very pleased with my new wall hanging, now to get to the binding.....and maybe some crystals?