Thursday, January 2, 2014

Not my fault!

This is what happens when there are two male types racing virtual cars in the other half of the room where I quilt. (Yes it was all their fault.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!  This unit can’t possibly be one I sewed before they came down!)

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Well, the problem was more obvious when this star was set in with all the rest, which did have all the strings carefully oriented!  Of course I didn’t notice until the bit with the offending triangle was well and truly incorporated into the piece via a few other seams as well.

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All fixed now!

I decided on a modern setting for these stars instead of filling the quilt with them in a more traditional layout.  They are rather loud and I thought some white space to let the eye rest would be a good idea.  That turned out to be a good choice from another perspective.  By the time I made the 10 stars I need for the setting I chose, the variety in my string bin was severely depleted.  I don’t think I could have eked out too many more units.  The bin is down to mostly red, blue and black.

Here is where things stand tonight.

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There are still some horizontal seams needed to connect the rows containing the top and bottom star points to the centers of the stars.  Before I do that I need to cut and add white strips to both sides of all the rows to fill out the quilt’s sides.  If you squint you can see I have started that in the lower right part.

I’m planning to do a lot of quilting in the white parts, then bind with a scrappy binding…unless of course I change my mind between now and binding time and choose a single fabric…  Can you tell I’m making this one up as I go along?

8 comments:

  1. Making it up as you go, or not, it looks great to me! I think the white will be a great addition! ---"Love"

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  2. You are making great progress on that quilt! At least you caught the boo boo before quilting it! That will be a very neat quilt.

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  3. Oh wow! That looks fabulous! Another one to add to my ever growing bucket list.

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  4. Oh oh oh oh! I have a bin of scraps you can have to make more stars! Ha ha ha, just kidding. (About giving them to you. I do have a bin of scraps.) The stars look great and I understand about how the simplest things can be distracting. I blame the cats a lot at my house...

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  5. Beautiful work and we all need to spend a little time with our seam rippers......or at least I know I do :)

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  6. Oh dear! At least you noticed it now and not when it would be far too late to amend. Gosh they look good! The white in between is a good choice. It's going to be a fantastic quilt - and - you have used up all your strings.

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  7. Fantastic! Happily you noticed the oops before everything was done.

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  8. It looks much better after the little fixit job :-) You did well to have just one mishap by the sounds of it!

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