and is geared more toward longarmers, due to the use of rulers. But there's no reason why, with a bit of practice, it could not be duplicated on a home machine.
To view the quilt plan, click here for Part 1.
In this post, I'm going to go through the quilting on the blue/turquoise stars.
I stitch in the ditch in almost all the seams, unless it interferes with the quilt design, such as the area below.
Backtracking 1/4" on the long line again, my needle was now in the corner, where the green met turquoise. Using a circle template that fit the design, I stitched from that corner across to the other corner. Backtracked 1/4" on that arc and stitched a 1/4" border up the green to the point, and across into the turquoise hitting the arc again.
Using a chalk marker, I marked desired increments on both sides of that arm, and with the circle template, stitched back and forth to the marks. Ta-da! Zig zags! Locked the stitches, and did the other three arms.
Now for the center.
A 1/4" circle border was stitched inside the first circle, then the same circle was used to stitch from one seam to another, giving the star an arc.
Once those four were stitched, I stitched in the ditch through the center seams. To make the other points, the needle was put in the corner on the circle border, stitched across, then to a center point on the arc.
Then through the center to the opposing arc, and back to the point.
The same was done on the other side to finish, and repeated for the other two points.
But I wanted a bit more, so I added the echoes to the curved points by starting at the stitching/purple seam intersection, went to the point, and down the other side.
Involves stops and starts, but that's okay.
Now that you see how the design is broken down, it's really quite easy to stitch. Now, go find creative uses for your rulers! Remember--have fun!