Monday, June 30, 2014

Star Light, Star Bright

I’ve got to tell you, it feels good, downright awesome, to start on a “new” quilt! It’s the first one on my UFO list. I have a quilty goal to work off my UFO list and not start anything new until I’ve finished the UFOs. Of course that doesn’t cover wedding quilts and baby quilts, which I just finished doing and will be doing…

The exciting news is that Noel Heart and her hubby, Chief, are expecting a baby! I’m going to be a Nonnie again! Obviously a baby quilt is going to be made!

The UFO that I picked up this weekend was my Lone Star. There’s a story that goes with this, isn’t there always?

My Aunt Marie made a beautiful version of a Lone Star Quilt, called a Broken Star.

The only picture I have of the Lone Star. I took the
picture back in the day before I knew how to
photograph quilts. I leaned my double bed
mattress against the wall, put the quilt on it and
took a picture.

My hubby loved the quilt and it resided on our bed. I’ve mentioned before that when I inherited all of my aunts quilts, I let my children, sister and MIL choose one for themselves. It took about a year before my sister came to visit and I showed her the quilts. At the end, I showed her the Broken Star. And that was the one she wanted. I will claim fear and youth as an alibi. I let her have it.

When PIQF came to Northern California in 2009, I went down and spent 3 days taking classes and looking at all the quilts. I chose to take a class in making a Lone Star. Being guilt-ridden, I wanted to make one for my hubby. By the end of the class I had a couple of the diamonds made.

My good friend had taken the class with me, and we decided to continue working on them together in order to get them done sooner than later. I got to the point where I had the star finished and four of the eight background squares sewn on. And that is as far as it went.

Until now. Last week, I got it out. First thing I had to do was take out the four background squares. The fabric just wasn’t right. And it was the second one I tried!

The progress I’ve made this week is to take out the four squares and put them back in! In the photo above it's hard to see where the triangles are missing--the background is almost the same color as the paint!

I’m eager to get to work on it tomorrow. I have the four triangles and then the borders. I’ve decided to do at least one (perhaps two) pieced borders and 3 plain borders. At least that’s the plan for now!
I’m hooking up with the following blogs. Hop on by to check out lots of lovely quilts! Their badges are in the right sidebar.
So Scrappy RSC Saturday
Patchwork Times
Show & Tell Tuesday
Fabric Story
Linky Tuesday
WIP Wednesday
We Did It Wednesday
WiP on Wednesday
Needle and Thread Thursday
Fabric Frenzy
Free Motion Mavericks
I Quilt
Fabric Frenzy
Finish It Up Friday
Sew Darn Crafty Linky Party

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