Sunday, September 21

Lone Star....quick catch-up....

I have been busy with something else these last two weeks......but this is where I'm at with my Grandson's Lone Star wedding quilt right now..
This is not one I can just pick up and work on for 15 minutes here and then.....this takes a lot of concentration.
Hopefully it will look like what I drew up on my EQ7 some weeks back...
So as soon as I finish up on my other project, I will be back working on this....can't wait to see the centre Lone Star together and work on the outside border blocks.....still not sure what I'll do there...
 
Hope your having a great Sunday...
After a glorious record breaking 34 degrees Celsius yesterday....it's forecast to be stormy today..
 
Take care....♥

Sunday, September 7

Lone Star....update, so far...

So far so good... a star is born...
Stars have a very special meaning to me...especially today being Father's Day...
I knew this was going to be quite a challenge...and it is...
Not much I can write about the star, I think the photos say it all.....except....
....it's going to be big!
 
Hope your having a creative weekend.....♥

Wednesday, September 3

Lone Star...a little sneak peek..

So far so good...
 
Second guessing the background fabric, thinking it may be a bit too light /pale...but then again it  may just be perfect to let the star pop and shine...
Ok, have to admit, this is also a tricky one to piece. I must remember to cut the diamonds in pairs, left and right angle diamonds.....but it's so much fun and sure keeps the brain working.
 
Take care....enjoy your day...
 

Sunday, August 31

New Challenge......New quilt.

Well I thought the last quilt was a challenge...
 
 
 
 
How about this one....this one will really test me and my patience.
It will be a stunning unique quilt for my Grandson and fiancé .
Wedding is not till next year in April, but I thought I had better start now.....just in case I strike trouble!
It took me a while just to find the right colours. The background which is hard to make out here...is a light grey with a darker grey spot.
It will be quite a big Lone Star, with blocks around it...not sure yet, what the blocks will be.
Incase I'm missing in action for a while ....this is what I'll be working on..

I hope you will pop in from time to time to see how it's going and keep me encouraged...
 
Have a great weekend....♥
 
 

 
 

Monday, August 18

Star of Inspiration....catch up...

At last the Star of Inspiration is getting quilted...
After a lot of  fussing, unpicking and fudging here and there plus a few choice words...it went from this hexagon....
to this table topper centre piece....if you go back a couple of posts you will see the pattern also has a Dresden plate in the centre of the star, but I've decided to leave it off...
Way too many seams and thickness to quilt through....I quite like the Sun Burst effect it has this way!
 
I've stitched in the ditch in a lot of the log cabin seams to secure it ..and then went on to Sweet Susie to quilt the border.
I had so much trouble with SS's tension, she was not happy. I guess that's payback for neglecting her for so long.
Thread kept breaking ...I was not happy. I did manage to get a row of feathers around the  border, I just need to fill in the four corners now...
I really struggle trying to feather around corners, yes lots more practice is what I need to do.
 
I hope you had a lovely weekend.....a bit stormy here today after a beautiful warm spring like weekend..
Take care......♥