Monday, March 26, 2012

Quilting quietly

IMG_5723Quilting because, well, I feel like it.  Quietly because, well, I lost my voice.  Coughing for a solid week will do that.  The throat’s not sore at all, it just won’t work.   This sure wreaks havoc with the urge to sing along to music while I sew!

At least today my powers of concentration are back.  On Friday I thought I was feeling much better and ready to do anything, but somehow I managed to sew the same seam wrong the same way not one, not two, but three times in a row. On the same block.  Picking out the stitching then sewing again in the same place. Sewing the unit on backwards again.  This quilt is really not that complicated, so I blame the cold/cough/whatever is ailing me.

IMG_5718By Saturday evening I had made more progress and waffled between two options – stars or no stars in my sashing.  Above, you see the sashing stars.  At right, no stars.  I was sure about the stars and sewed all the points to the sashing strips, but then wasn’t sure anymore after putting them up on the design wall.  Hmmmm.  I think I will put in the sashing stars. 

Isn’t digital photography great? I love being able to compare both options side by side right away.  EQ would be even better to compare before I cut and sew, but since that’s not going to happen I’ll continue appreciate the digital camera as a tool.

I’m off to attach the sashing to the blocks before tackling the next design dilemma:  what, oh what, to do for the borders?

PS:  There is nesting material appearing in the birdhouses, so I am assuming we have tenants!


  1. Whatever you decide, it will be perfect!


  2. The stars in the sashing makes it more interesting. Good choice!

  3. Oh yes, leave the stars! I love them. This quilt is so bright and cheerful, how can you not feel better working on it? And very exciting that your birdhouses already have tenants. That didn't take long!

  4. I vote for the sashing stars too! Hope you feel better soon! ---"Love"

  5. I love the bright colors and the stars! And I'm so glad you have tenants! Maybe you can collect rent?

  6. I still love the brightness of this quilt;) And making it up as you go along is great;)
    Happy Quilting!!

  7. I love the bright cheerful colors in this quilt and the sashing stars are a great addition. Hope you feel better soon. Happy sewing!

  8. I do hope the stars make the cut - they look terrific! This quilt has such personality. Hope you are feeling better. ann :-)


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