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3160 Parsons Rd NW
Edmonton, AB, T6N 1L6


Edmonton based custom long arm quilting. Custom quilter at Sparrow Studioz since September 2011

Mexican Star


Mexican Star

Sheila Van Der Linden

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?