Remember when I renamed my Eventide "Dancing with the Devil in the Pale Moonlight"? That name just popped into my head while I was piecing this quilt, something about the sassy red playing nicely with the light blue. (for you folks that have been on vacation since the first of the year, Eventide is a pattern designed by Carrie Nelson for Miss Rosie's Quit Co)
Well now that my quilt is home from the quilter I think it needs another name, because this quilt is too classy to be out dancing with anyone in the pale moonlight, let alone the devil!
I could not be happier to have this quilt home or with the quilting. (I had 5 quilt tops waiting their turn and bumped Eventide ahead of them, I'm so glad I did.)
I went back and read my posts of when I was working on this quilt, oh the fabric drama I created for myself. It all seems funny and not necessary now. I started with Park Avenue by 3 Sisters for Moda but I pretty much took out all the red from that line and used some French General reds instead. I fretted over every Ohio Star block combination and even passed on 3 of them once they were done.
I must say, it was worth every drop of sweat, I absolutely love this quilt.
Luckily for me, Moda made extra wide fabric backing from the background fabric of that family, and that's what I used for the back.
It's sort of hard to tell in this picture, but it looks nice in person and you can really see the quilting detail.
I went with a custom design with a few straight lines but mostly feathers.
Every star block is quilted like this, a center design with a lovely
fleur de lis-ish design in each corner.
If you participated in the sew along be sure to send pictures of your updates, whenever that may be.
I'm working away on my Red and White Quilt Show Tribute Quilt, more in my mind and on paper than in my sewing room, but hope to have something to share, even if it's just a start, later this week.
(Eventide has approximately 1,307 pieces)
And on a personal note,
Hey Deb, I got my charm pack, thanks so much, it's just what I needed for a few little pincushions and mug rugs I've been playing around with - I lost your email address but wanted to let you know I received it, was thrilled, and am using it!
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