Friday, February 22, 2013

Lone Star Progress

Since my last post I have been able to get a fair amount done.  It has been a quiet week at home (thankfully!), so I've been able to spend some time on both quilts.

I got 3 of the borders on the triangle quilt, but ran out of burgundy fabric.  So it has been laying on the floor until I was able to get to Joann's today.  I decided to go with a 3.5" finished pink border and a 5.5" finished burgundy border.  I really like how it looks so far!  My plan is to use a light pink thread for the quilting on the burgundy border, which should help lighten it and tie it in better to the rest of the quilt.

The quilting/play room.  I've been trying to keep the lone star quilts off to the side to avoid being played with.

So now I'm back to working on the lone stars again.  I added the lavender border and cut dark grey (Kona Charcoal, my newest favorite background color!) fabric for one star, and white border and pink background for the other star.


Then I realized that the star with the pink background would look so much better with a grey border, instead of the white.  I hated to rip perfectly good stitches, but knew I wouldn't be happy with it until I changed the border.  Luckily it's only half a star and it went really quickly!

Once I started sewing on the background fabric and then sewing the diamonds together I realized that some of the first cuts and seams were off a bit...which caused a headache in lining up the seams and points.  Oh well I did what I could and don't think it'll show or matter much once it's quilted.  

This is not what I intend to do with the quilt, but love the idea for the future!

Unfortunately I don't have a lot of the pink fabric, so I had to hodge-podge as much of it as I could, and it rather limits the finished size of the quilt to a wall hanging.

Next is figuring out how I want the grey star to be oriented.

  I'm really excited about the quilting on this quilt!  I plan to have the pink star on one side and the grey one on the other side, so they are facing each other (the photo above should have the grey star facing the other way).  It's hard to explain, so I'm excited to able to show everyone.  Unfortunately I have a lot to do before I get to the quilting though!

13 comments:

  1. You're right--the grey border looks a lot nicer! good choice!

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  2. Love your lone star progress! Do you live in Monterey?

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    1. No--just visited a couple of times and dream of going back!

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  3. What a pretty lone star! PS Monterey is one of my favorite spots too. Well that and carmel and big sur :)

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    1. Also lovely places I plan to visit again someday!

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  4. I love you trade off the pink and black background and star border. It looks really cool. Stopping by from Plum and June.

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  5. Both your projects are lovely. I especially like the triangle top :)

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    1. Thanks! I am focusing more on that one this week, hope to have the quilt back done soon!

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  6. Ooh I love that Kona Charcoal, such a great colour, love your lone stars :) stopping by from Sew Cute Tuesday :)

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  7. I love how your Lone Star is turning out! I'm glad you enjoyed the tutorial. It's not an easy pattern!

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    1. thanks Janice! I love the fast scrappy method! I will definitely let you know when it is finished, I hope the quilting goes smoothly. :-)

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