Monday, September 7, 2015

stars update

September already.....

I have put together the bulk of the Stars #1 quilt... couldn't be more pleased!  Scrappy!  I ended up deciding against trying to grow this quilt to queen-size, but I did add a tenth row to the bottom, to add a bit more length.  With borders it will be large throw/ twin sized.


Border auditions...


I think I'm going to applique some vines and leaves etc. on the borders....


maybe...  this is usually how my quilt plans go: (ha ha)


I did decide on cornerstones:



Still many weeks to go on Barbara Brackman's Stars in a Time Warp quiltalong.  I need to crank out about 4 stars per week if I hope to have enough stars for a second Time Warp quilt. 

Meanwhile in handwork news, I'm on to quilting the border of the Flags of the American Revolution quilt... the end is in sight although borders always seem to take forever. It's my TV-time project.  I love getting in the "zone" of hand quilting...


And meanwhile Tommy has started Senior Year.  Here he is the morning of his LAST FIRST day of school (well, until college, but he won't be stepping out of my kitchen and driving 5 minutes down the road at that point)....


Today, I was up very early to take David to the airport.  He turns 50 this week and is spending several days in Utah fishing with his Dad and brother.

Meanwhile I have chores today but when they are finished, it's quilting time!

10 comments:

  1. Your star quilt is wonderful! Love the idea of applique on the border, but then I'm a bit partial to that.:)

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    1. Audrey - your borders are inspirational! I'm contemplating a scalloped border, if not for this quilt, for another one - and will take another look at your tutorial for that!

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  2. Your Stars quilt looks fantastic--and you're almost done with your Flags quilt? I haven't even basted mine yet!

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    1. Barbara, it's been my hand quilting project for months now.... my goal is to have it completely finished by end of October!

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  3. That quilt is looking great! Loving those stars and the scrappiness!

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    1. Thank you Camilla! I think I will look back at this year as the year of the stars - I am making so many, and it feels great to actually USE my scraps in quilts that will be used and appreciated....

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  4. Yum! I love your stars quilt! Are you sure you didn't find the quilt "plan" on my sewing table? LOL. That is exactly how I plan (or not plan as it most often goes) my quilts. Love the border choice!

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    1. Thank you Wendy! I do enjoy the whole process of quilting (well except perhaps basting) including the dreaming and scribbling phase... the easy math and the problem solving... piecing, cutting, piecing, arranging, changing, etc. etc. Thanks for visiting and thanks again for the lovely pieces of toile!!

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  5. love your stars! wee - fun border! I make the same kind of sketches.
    Love that back to school smile!

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    1. Thank you Barb. These stars certainly are addictive. They add up fast.;).

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