Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Quilt Progress Update

The last week of sewing has been pretty slow, mostly due to everyone having a cold to some degree.  We seem to have picked up one that just goes on and on and on!  Ugh!  I did finally finish all 20 of the ChrisBobSquarePants blocks!

From the LynneBobSquarePants tutorial.

Still working on the layout.

Once I finished those block I went back to my lone star quilt.  


I'm kind of stuck on how to quilt it.  I know how I want to quilt it (like this, thanks Pinterest for setting my expectations for this quilt way too high).  The problem is I don't know how to execute that on this double sided quilt, especially without the template/ruler.  And I only want the grey star to be quilted like that, and there is also the issue of the quilting on the both stars interfering with each other in the middle of the quilt.  This quilt got so complicated!


I decided to at least outline one of the stars, that way it's easier to see where it is on the other side.  But what I realized is that the basting is not good enough.  I think this is a quilt that would really benefit from using spray basting.  So it's on hold until I am able to get some tomorrow!

18 comments:

  1. Great job! I am also struggling on how to quilt my star quilt! Good luck - I am sure it will turn out great!

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  2. Very cute! I like the lone star , very pretty colors!

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  3. Wow! I really like the ChrisBobSquarePants. And I hate it when I can't figure out how to quilt something. I have one lurking on the sidelines that is driving me nuts that way. Luckily there's so much other work that I can let it sit and think without feeling guilty~!

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  4. I really love your ChrisBobSquarePants blocks! Good luck in quilting the star. Sometimes I just have to walk away from it and then come back refreshed to have just the right idea.
    Amanda

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  5. Love love the square pants blocks!!

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  6. Your SquarePants look awesome and yes,I do love your lone star .Great job!

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  7. hoping you can get the lonestar worked out! I did one last year and I think I quilted an outline of it and then some funky geometric shapes in the points and then straight lines around it. I know that probably doesn't help you out,but I thought I would share.

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  8. Your lone star is lovely. I have one in progress and you have inspired me to go back to it sooner rather than later. Thanks.

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  9. Beautiful! We've got some of the same stuff going on. I look forward to seeing it done!

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  10. Both are beautiful. I can't wait to see the finished products.

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  11. Ooh, I'm totally in love with your lonestar! Gorgeous!

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  12. I love your lonestar! I have to try one of those. I think the star outline alone looks pretty darn cool.

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  13. I love the secondary pattern in the navy that pops out when you arrange all those blocks together! So great!

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  14. Your ChrisBobSquarePants blocks are stunning! And 480 HST's yowza! Totally worth it though, your work is gorgeous. Can't wait to see it finished.

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  15. The quilting you pinned to do on the lone star is ambitious. I can't wait to see how it turns out.
    AmandaK@whatthebobbin

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  16. Love all of it! But the navy and blue is amazing. I keep seeing it in solids in my head. I might have to make it.

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