I recently quilted an Octagon Shimmer quilt for a local client. This pattern is designed by Jennifer Sampou. I emphasized the octagon shapes by randomly quilting designs in a radiating octagon. I used a Mark B Gone pen to draw boundary lines and then quilted in between with varying designs. I would suggest using a size 19 needle when quilting heavily metallic fabrics. It helped stop my thread breakage.
I used Quilter’s Dream cotton batting and Superior Threads Omni on top and So Fine in the bobbin.
The quilting stands out beautifully on the back of the quilt.
Thanks for looking!
14 thoughts on “Octagon Shimmer Quilt”
Your quilting is beyond exquisite. Just amazing!
it is an amazing beautiful modern quilt, I LOVE the quilting in each octagon and the 4 pt stars made from those. just lovely!!
Stunning! I just purchased this pattern and your quilting has me that much more excited to get started on this project.
What pattern is it?
Beautiful quilting, Quilting really does make the quilt, doesn’t it. I love that you have repeated quilting elements but not in the same place on each octagon. It really is outstanding, and I cannot even imagine how many hours you devoted to this one quilt!
What a Glorious quilt! You are beyond talented!!
Love the quilt and the quilting!! Thanks for the info on the needle size – I’m making a quilt using Shimmer and this will help me avoid thread breakage!
It is just gorgeous. You do beautiful work.
The quilting is beautiful! I have a question though concerning the cutting of the fabric. Perhaps somebody knows the answer and can reply. I have just finished cutting the kites and now I am not sure if I should cut fabric to complete the blocks or first cut fabric to create the borders. I don’t want to short myself fabric by cutting block fabrics only to find out I’m short on border material, and vice a versa. So can anyone advise what to cut next, the block section strips or the border cuts? Thanks!
I just finished this quilt top. I made dark kites, and then sewed 3.5″ strips of light (white or cream) on both sides of the dark kites. Then I sewed all medium hues from the light/white out to the point of the triangle. ( I did not create any triangles with light fabric all the way to the end point of the triangle, as in Jennifer’s sample quilt.) I have LOTS of light fabric left from the quilt. Something around 3 yards left of light fabric. There is a ton of light fabric included in the kit.
Your quilting has really inhanced this quilt. I especially like that you included all the quilting, needle and thread information.