I made a Carpenter's Star so I could participate in Judy Laquidara's feather tutorial. I learned a lot, but I still have a lot to learn. I appreciate even more the beautiful feathers and quilting others do. My batting was too thick and caused problems with my thread breaking and the quilt bunching. Next time much thinner batting. Here is my inspiration quilt for my colors.
I have trouble seeing. I think my frame should be higher, but then that may cause problems with pantos. I probably will be doing more pantos than free hand, so I am going to let things be. That is unless I find information on how to improve my situation!
Here is my Carpenter's Star on the frame, the next quilt in line is on the side of the frame and then the kaleidoscope quilt is on the design wall. I am almost finished with the second quilt and hope to get the kaleidoscope on the frame tonight. I am still toying with the idea of doing some freehand on it. I just don't have enough confidence to just do it. Maybe I will put a quilt on the frame that is waiting in my basket of UFO's and practice on it before trying the kaleidoscope. I fell in love with Sue Dario's kaledoscope. I cannot even dream of quilting like she does, but I could try something simple.
Some flowers from my garden: