Friday, February 26, 2010

Final border is put together!

I've been working like a beaver to get all those stars put together in 4 border rows... and they're done.

Now I have only to cut and sew on a pink floater strip and I will be able to attach the star row. This is a detail of  the star rows.  Can you see the 1 1/2 inch strip that was attached to the side of each star block before the block was then sewn to the one before it.

You can also see here where I have to sew the floater strip between the flying geese and the floating stars.

And here are all four of the rows completed and hanging folded in half awaiting their presentation on my completed quilt top.
My daughter and I went to the Kitsap County Quilt Show last weekend and lo and behold what did I spy but a Stars for a New Day quilt all completed, unlike mine.  The person who made it must have kept up very well with the BOM challenge whereas I was a shirker.  Oh well, at least I can see daylight on mine.  It should be completed within days.

Interesting how different we quilters all are... some like to do small, intricate blocks while others prefer big, simple blocks.  Others like paper piecing... or not, and some sew everything by machine and others only by hand.  I envy the people who love to applique because I find it a challenge.  The love for machine embroidery alludes me but I just adore to embroider by hand.

So as I've complained and whined these many months about how boring it is to make star after star, I was reading Stitches and Seams blog today and she was complaining about the exact opposite as I was.  She prefers to make the same block throughout and finds it tedious to do different blocks while making a sampler quilt.  That is the reason I really enjoyed making my Dear Jane quilt because every tiny little block was different - all 169 of them.  Vive la difference!

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