I love to hand quilt. However I am choosy about which ones I spend the time on to hand quilt. I found the pre-marked top, Queen Anne’s Star Whole Cloth quilt, and knew it would be worth the many hours to complete with hand quilting.

Blue hand quilted Queen Anne's Star Whole Cloth quilt.

The finished size is 92″ x 100″.

About this quilt:

Queen Anne’s Star Whole Cloth quilt has a medium blue linen top, wool batting, and the pre-printed muslin back. I put the pre-marked side up in the quilt frame so I can see the design to do the hand quilting. This one only has 5 spools of quilting thread in it, unlike the Welsh Beauty (https://indianaquilter40.blogspot.com/2009/09/welsh-beauty-wholecloth-quilt.html) which had 7+.

Package label for Queen Anne Star whole cloth quilt.
Packaging with pre-printed top

I used Hobbs wool batting (http://www.hobbsbatting.com/products/hobbs-tuscany-batting/hobbs-tuscany-100-wool-batting/ ) for this quilt and it was so easy to stitch. This batting still has the lanolin in it, and even with the extra weight of the linen it quilted so easy.

Binding is the same blue linen as the top (2.5″ strips). I folded the strip in half and ironed. It was then sewed down by machine on one side and finished by hand on the other. I also hand cross stitched tag gives my initials, place, date (2009) and sewed it to the muslin back at a corner.

I have a quilt frame that is in the living room (wonderfully cozy in winter as the wood stove is in the same room). My kids were teenagers before they realized that a quilt frame is not standard living room furniture – it had always just been part of their life.

Look at the beautiful design and quilting:

Quilted feathers on Queen Anne's Star whole cloth quilt.
Feathers from blue linen side.
Muslin side that was pre-marked for Queen Anne's Star whole cloth quilt.
This side was pre-marked – beautiful design.
White muslin side of Queen Anne's Star whole cloth quilt showing hand quilting stitches.
More of the hand quilted design
Quilted feathers in Queen Anne's Star Whole Cloth quilt.
Quilted feathers
Queen Anne's Star whole cloth quilt hanging over laundry line.
Looks and feels wonderful.

I love the look and texture of hand quilting. Just as good is a beautiful and useful finished quilt.

Another whole cloth project that I did:


34 thoughts on “QUEEN ANNE’S STAR WHOLE CLOTH QUILT (hand quilted)

  1. Amazing blog! I am learning to hand quilt and found this post. What a great idea. Love the beads. Thank you! Subscribed.

    1. Thank you for stopping by here and for subscribing. I find hand quilting to be so relaxing, and the texture is wonderful. Enjoy the process. Happy quilting.

  2. Whoa! This small quilt is wonderful. I love the beads. Thanks for sharing so many great ideas for quilts and projects.

    1. This was a fun quilt to make. Quilting the beads on was easy, but time consuming. Adds a whole new texture. Happy Quilting.

  3. What a fantastic idea for a small quilt project! I have a preprinted block like this and now know what I will be doing with it. Appreciate the time and effort you put into your quilt site and in-depth information you offer. It’s awesome to come across a well written quilt blog that isn’t the same old stuff as many other blogs. Great read! I’ve saved your site and I’m adding your RSS feed.

    1. Thank you for subscribing to this blog. This blog is time consuming (and takes away from my quilting time) but it is fun to share my quilt journey with others. Happy quilting.

  4. This quilt blog is definitely informative and helpful. Thanks for sharing with this newbie quilter! I like handwork like embroidery and think this bead idea combined with quilting looks fun.

    1. This small quilt was enjoyable and easy. Have fun with your version. Thank you for reading this blog.

  5. BEAUTIFUL!! I love whole cloth quilts, and this is a marvelous one. Thank u for sharing this.

  6. You are so wonderful and this blog is so great for quilters looking for new ideas. And some of them are so creative and out of the box quilt ideas.

    I keep coming back to this post, and I love the look of this quilt. Just wanted to let you know that I have purchased a small pack of seed beads. I am going to use fabric and a stencil that I have and make one of them. I have been looking for new quilt ideas and I think this will be good to try.

    1. Thank you for the kind and encouraging words.

      This was a fun project to do. I actually have a similar one in the works again. Now that my arm and wrist are healed, I will be able to get back to it. In the meantime – happy quilting to you.

  7. Your blog is very well written; I love what you’ve got to say. I am very visual and would love to see more photos on each post. Have a great day.

    1. I am glad that you take time to read this quilting blog.

      This particular quilt was done long ago, and I admit I did not always take more than one photo of a quilt. However, I am trying to do better about taking more of each project as I go along. Thank you for reminding me to do take more photos for each project and post.

  8. Hello there! This blog is new to me but I am delighted with it and subscribed. You obviously think outside the box with your quilts, and have fun while making them. I am so inspired with your quilts. Now to narrow down which one I want to make first.

    1. So glad you found this quilt blog. Thank you for subscribing.

      Quilting should be fun, and allow us to express our creativity. Enjoy your quilt journey.

      Happy quilting.

    1. It was a fun project. I have intentions to do more of them in other colors and patterns just because they are fun.

  9. I just couldn’t stop reading your blog today before saying that I really love the information here. Nice to see a quilter think outside the box and do things in a fresh way. This is not the average quilt blog. Thank you for that.

    1. Thank you for reading the blog and spending time here. I tend to go my own way when it comes to quilting and will not apologize for that. Happy quilting.

    1. Adding beads is fun and easy. It also really adds texture, although I would not do it with a large quilt or one that gets a lot of wear.

  10. Lucky me I discovered your website by accident and am I ever glad. Wow, what a great place to get inspired for quilting projects. Beautiful quilts here. Bookmarked and will be back soon.

  11. Your quilt blog is unique compared to other people I have read stuff from.
    I’ll just book mark this website.

    1. Thank you for visiting this blog. Please subscribe so you don’t miss any quilting posts. Happy quilting.

  12. This is an absolutely beautiful quilt. And the stitches are so even (not like mine at all).

    I have seen this one in person and could only stand speechless at the beauty and skill. This lady is the most talented quilter ever, and is so willing to share and encourage.

    I keep telling her she needs to teach her skills to other quilters in a class format, but she says that is way outside her comfort zone. I get it, she really is an introvert, but she is so amazing.

    1. Thanks for all the kind words. This quilt was and is a beautiful one. It was fun to quilt, and all the comments surprise me. You know me, I don’t always see my quilts the way others do.

      As for teaching, I don’t see it on the horizon – just way too far out of my comfort zone. Nice to know you think I could do it though.

      Get back to practicing those hand quilting stitches so yours’ will look like mine.

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