The force awakens! At least in the star galaxy of my Summer Nights quilt.
First I made it all the way around with the Swirling Stars:
and then was excited to try the Shining ones next. Going forward I am going to mark the fabric with parallel quide lines, like Lori instructed in the tutorial…for a good reason Abbie, so as to not have your stars look blobular:
The Shining Stars are the filler for the rest of the border area, about 5″ of white space on the top and bottom. After what seemed like many star eons later (who knew straight lines would be so hard to FMQ?) I have one to share that I think I did pretty dern good! If I can do it once, I can do it again right? Please say “yes!” 😉
Do any of you know why are the needle inserts leave such prounced holes (only on the top side?) …I am wondering if it from the stitches being too close together? Maybe the tension setting? But lowering the tension gives me those dreaded “eyelashes” on the back. The needle is a 12 and new. Thanks again to all of you who have guided me through this process.
And may the Mojo be with you.