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Friday, November 30, 2012

50 Fabulous Paper Pieced Stars Update

Well, I thought this was finished.  It was bound, washed and on on my bed!  Then I realized that it didn't come down to cover the side boards on our bed.  I don't know what I was thinking of...  I was focused on having 7 x 7 blocks, for a total of 49.   7 x 12" is 84," right? 

I know how big my bed is, and it did not occur to me until yesterday that I should have made more stars, or added a border, since I really need 96."

So the other day I went to buy some fabric to make a border.  It will be 6" wide and green.  It will be quilted and then added in QAYG.  I am kind of excited about trying this, having read about several ways of doing it.  And I can practice some border busting designs!!!

Luckily I had enough backing and sashing fabric left, although  I had to piece it.  I don't mind this a bit, in fact, I like being able to use what I have.  Plus, I could get no more of these if I wanted to...

 

So, I am not done.  Here is the border fabric.


Today is my birthday, and we just got back from lunch and a movie.  I am ready to get cracking on my new UFO !!

I would like to get this done quickly, as I want to make a Victorian outfit to wear to the Dickens Faire in San Francisco next month.  I haven't sewn garments in quite a while, so I want to take my time with it.


7 comments:

  1. I did a workshop once on this and trialled it at home on a smaller piece...worked really well.
    I attached the border and backing in one hit, then put the batting in between and quilted it. Is that how you were thinking of doing it?

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  2. Hi Karin, I am going to cut, sandwich and quilt the borders, then attach them one at a time using QAYG. This way I will have smaller sections to quilt. The quilt will be 96x96 with the borders.

    I have also seen the method you described and would use that for sure on a smaller piece.

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  3. Well, bummer! It sure is pretty in it's almost thought you were finished state! :)

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  4. That's normally so typical for me! I measure and calculate five times and then I finish in another size.

    I love your stars, maybe I can start another quilt with stars? ----No no, to many UFOs!

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  5. I think quilt as you go is probably the best way to handle this. I have not done any of that kind of thing since the early 70s. That was a hand quilted quilt and done with a system that was just awful and nothing like the ones I've seen during the last few years. The newer machine methods probably will work. Good luck.

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  6. the quilt is absolutely gorgeous can't wait to see the end result your quilting looks fantastic x

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  7. Absolutely breathtaking!! great job.

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