On Thursday night I finished this top! Almost.... (I am going to add some sashiko circles around the "flower" circles - but the piecing is done)
It had languished for about a month, just waiting for the last border... leaves cut out freehand and machine blanket stitched... deliberately "off" because I do love the eventual frayed look in something casual like this.
I really can't name this anything other than "Stars in a Time Warp #1" because that's what I've called it all along.
Thank you Barbara Brackman for a year of amazing educational and witty posts - it's been a treat!! Barbara's blog Civil War Quilts is excellent in every way and she is so generous to share so much deep knowledge.
I am still making stars for SIATW#2 ....
I have slacked off somewhat on the homework of really matching up the stars with Barbara's weekly themes.... but I keep making stars out of this messy stash.... with a simple plan in mind.
Meanwhile..... HOW many "pre" Thanksgiving grocery runs have I made??... I am feeling just about ready but it seems every day there is more to get and more to do. I made and froze pie crusts and somehow once that is done, I feel I can handle anything, ha ha! Pretty soon the house will be filled with company. Today, the first wave arrives with my Uncle Frank all the way from Ireland - can't wait!