O.M.G. A star a week. How formidable a goal was that? Reality certainly set me straight in short order.
But, I have now finished 11 full stars and 1 half star. I must admit that even though I am certainly capable of dedicated working on a project for many months .. even years ... I am kinda tired of working on these full stars.
Luckily, I need only 8 half stars .. and one of those is already made. Half stars should go twice as fast as the full stars, right?
Due to an unfortunate car mechanical problem, we were unable to enjoy Saturday at our leisure but Sunday was just for relaxing. The weather wasn't quite as nice on Sunday as it was the previous day but Dear Husband decided to go for a "walk" anyway.
I took one look at the gathering clouds and the chilly temperature outside and wished him safe travels ... *I* would stay inside the trailer and SEW! :-)
I had prepped for this particular project by cutting all the pieces at home, labeling and bagging them. I was very pleased to have been able to use my flannel scraps/remnants to construct the top ... including the background.
The pattern, "Ribbon Box Quilt", a freebie available from Cloud9Fabrics.com, was easy enough to sew together .. provided that you paid attention to which piece was going where! The overall layout was woven ribbons, so if you got a piece out of place, the entire effect would be ruined.
|sewing station at the dinette|
|pressing station at sink counter top|
Back at home, I found an extra wide piece of flannel to serve as the backing (seamless! score!) and I made the double fold bias binding so that when this top eventually gets quilted, it can be bound in short order.