Sunday, 11 March 2012
5 Stars finished!!
Its the middle of a long weekend here in Melbourne. I had dreams of doing lots of sewing today, I didn't get to do any. I did however nearly finish reorganising my sewing room and finding homes for my excess stuff. What a relief. I still can't find my Material Obsessions 1st book and it is really driving me mad. It was one of the reasons for my tidy up I was hoping I'd find it somewhere. I know it has to be in the house somewhere but for the life of me I don't know where. I've looked everywhere, doesn't that kind of thing just drive you crazy?
Its been two weeks since I last posted, it took me a long time to get around to photographing my string pieced stars. I used spray starch to press the last 3 blocks and I think that worked a lot better. I feel as though I haven't done much but I have mostly been working on these blocks. I've string pieced all the diamonds for the stars now I just have to sew them together.
I'm not happy with some of the points on my stars, I'm in danger of losing some of them. I'm hoping a lot of my quilts imperfections can be quilted out! I'm thinking 9 blocks might be enough for the centre. I think 70" is the limit for my quilt hanger. So 9 blocks with sashing? I'm not sure what do you think? I've cut the borders 8" so I have enough room for some applique. I think deciding what to do about sashing and what type/colour it should be will take me a while to figure out.
I better get going now, I'm going to see a movie with my mum tomorrow and if I don't get to bed I'll be falling asleep during the movie.
Bye for now,