86 x 98
Hobbs Heirloom Cotton Batting
Hand Quilted with navy perle #8
Made from scraps - leftover trimmings from quilt backings.
I wanted to avoid the Y seams of piecing an 8 pointed star so made six pointed stars following the instructions and templates found in
I finished this earlier this month.
You have to make a lot of quilts in order to have a lot of scraps!
I didn't draw any lines for the hand quilting. I just did some big stitching lines across each diamond of the star. In the background stars I just stitched 5 lines across in the middle of the diamonds.
In Victorian times spiders were symbols of good luck! (Don't believe me? Google it!)
And here's the back. You can see the new trimmings now in my scrap bag waiting for the next string quilt!
I've entered this in the Large Quilt Category of the Blogger's Quilt Festival .