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

Mexican Star

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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?