This is the king sized customer Lone Star quilt that I’ve been working on.
I did mostly custom quilting in the middle. and a large overall meander on the border sections. It has Hobbs Tuscany wool batting with Sew Fine on part of the top and all of the bottom, and a new-to-me shiny silver polyester thread called Hemmingworth Polyselect. She wanted something that looks like fire and to accentuate the star and make it sort of “pop out”.
She didn't want to pay very much so we initially decided on an open "flame" design that would sort of outline each of the 8 petals, and a small stipple in the setting squares, but then the petal was so large that I couldn't reach the tip from the middle of the star to make a smooth motion to make the flame. I also was worried about making the meandering small enough, consistently enough.
So, after beating my head on it for a couple of weeks, I called and asked her if I could just do what I wanted to do, without her knowing the design ahead of time, but still keeping her original idea in mind, if the price didn't change and she said yes. So, now it's finished and I’m really pleased with it!
She picked it up tonight and loves it!