The table topper is finished. The quilting took a good 6 hours in total, but I'm happy with the effect. I just drew straight lines using a Frixion pen to guide my feathers, and then winged it. In hindsight, I wish that I had squared up the two star blocks before I sewed on the sashing and border. There was quite a lot of fullness in the cream tone on tone fabric around each star. I should also have stitched in the ditch around each of the cream triangles. As they say, hindsight is 20/20!
I managed to find time to paint a 15 inch block and quilt it. The block design came from EQ7. I transferred the design to white cotton using a Pigma Micron pen. I used Jacquard Textile paint for the first time. I bought an exciter pack a few weeks ago. Initially, I thinned the blue paint with fabric medium, and it bled, so I subsequently used it as it came out of the bottle. I used a double layer of polyester wadding and cut away one layer around the main motifs, before doing the background stipple.