Hidden Stars Quilt Top Complete – OMG

Hidden Stars is done, Hidden Stars is done!  Woohoo!  Let me repeat, the Hidden Stars quilt is d.o.n.e., as in all quilted and bound.  Woot Woot.  The quilt top Hidden Stars started out as a sew along with Sherry at Powered by Quilting.  In early January Sherry released her pattern and we started sewing along.  By the end of March, we had a quilt top ready to go only to have to await its turn for quilting.

Hidden Stars Opportunities

All the details have been shared in previous posts, like First Quarter Finish A Long Update.  Unfortunately, little ‘ole Hidden had to wait behind some other important finishes.  On the other hand and fortunately, it was nominated as our June OMG project and complete it is.  Quilting briefly caused some pondering but I rallied after trying out a few possibilities on my acrylic board.

Ultimately, I modified the pattern a bit to make it possible to continuously stitch one block without stopping.  I imagine it may have been possible to continuously stitch the whole quilt top without stopping but I didn’t devote enough thought to what that route would be.

Hidden Stars Quilting Choice

I knew that I wanted to highlight those hidden stars just as much as I could.  I started in one of the center stars and outlined the star points.  Once complete, I stitched along in the ditch until I could start the freehand loops.  Those loops alternate directions in each square around the points and center diamond.  In those center diamonds, I continued the loops in a wider pattern to resemble a flower.  I stopped the continuous quilting at this point for each individual star block.

The centers of the diamonds were marked with white chalk or a water-soluble ink to give me a rough idea of where the center of the flower loops should hit.

Hidden Stars Backing

We picked up this snazzy lime green extra-wide backing fabric when we visited my brother and SIL back in April.  It’s one of our favorite shops in Effingham, IL called Wooden Spool Quilt Shop.  We used the same fabric for binding and I think it frames the quilt nicely, don’t you?

Hidden Stars OMG

The question I asked myself is, does the quilting highlight the Hidden Stars?

The star points have not been quilted and in the picture on the right, they have a nice amount of poof to them.  Overall, I am happy with the texture the quilting has given this quilt top.

This wraps up our June OMG, and this post will be linked up on Patty’s Elm Street Quilts linky party.  Now it’s time to decide on a project for July and enjoy that this one is in the books as a complete.


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16 Responses

  1. dezertsuz says:

    Congratulations on a great finish! That looks so good.

  2. I do love this ‘tutorial’ on process, Roseanne. And the results are spectacular. However, I seem to be sight challenged as the hidden stars are for the most part hidden for me. I see the gold and turquoise ones…and I know how to decifer the block into the seeing the ‘hidden’ stars, but they don’t come easily into my sight.
    My ‘disability’ does not take away from the pleasure of what I do see in the quilt itself. The overall pattern is nice and seems to accomodate such a variety of fabrics well.
    I love seeing your masterpieces.
    You are so prolific!!!!!!!

  3. Laura M says:

    Thanks for the closeups of the quilt. What a beautiful job!

  4. chrisknits says:

    Great finish and wonderful job at highlighting the pattern with the quilting!

  5. Cocoa Quilts says:

    Roseann, great finish. This quilting really sets off each block. It looks great! Congratulations on a OMG finish!

  6. Barbara Esposito, The Quilted B says:

    This quilt! This quilting! Holy smokes this is unbelievably awesome! Everything about this quilt is amazing. Pattern, colors, quilting – just absolutely amazing! Did I mention this quilt is amazing! Nicely done friend!

  7. Kathryn says:

    Well done. Continuous quilting for the whole quilt is highly over rated! I love the texture that quilting creates. I never thought I would but I do. Often I just run my finger over my bed quilt just to enjoy it.

  8. quiltinggail says:

    Hi Roseanne!
    Congratulations on your wonderful finish!! It looks fantastic … and the quilting – oh the quilting – fabulous!!!
    Happy Quilting! 🙂

  9. Beautiful finish! The solids and bright colors with the cool quilting makes for a wonderful quilt.

  10. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Roseanne, You did such a fabulous quilting job on this spectacular quilt! I see with each quilt how your confidence is building and it shows with each new quilt that you quilt! Just for you know, this friend is very proud of you!! On top of your great quilting, I just really like this great quilt for quite a few reasons and am so glad that you shared it with us from start to finish! Have a magnificent day!

  11. patty says:

    Great job. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

  12. Great finish and wonderful job on the quilting! I think you did an excellent job with this and it really does have a lovely texture!

  13. I’m starting to love solids more and more! Roseanne your Hidden Stars is beautiful — congrats on the finish and meeting your June goal ♥♥

  14. That’s a great finish! Well done!

  15. Vicki in MN says:

    The texture shows off nicely, I love all the fun colors you used in this quilt! Congrats on the big finish:)

  16. Shanon Fleming says:

    That is a beautiful quilt with all those solids. And the quilting just gives it such a nice look and texture. It looks great!

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