Tuesday, June 19, 2012

done and done

whew, the feathered star block is done!  and not too shabby either, if i do say so myself.  next up is some flying geese strips and a few more blocks--2 are applique and are in progress--and then i can put this quarter of the quilt top together.  the little quilt top for my yahoo group acted as leaders
/enders for the feathered star.  so i got both done in nearly the same time with almost no thread waste.  i do use a lot of thread but the amount that goes into the trash is almost nil, thanks to this method of chain sewing.  **** i am so enjoying this "just takes 2" project as it is a bit of a challenge with all the different blocks and construction methods.  not puzzling to the point of frustration but interesting.  i have no idea what i am going to do with a 90" square quilt top or even a finished quilt that size, though.

4 comments:

  1. Good looking feathered star, Grace. I really like your little top, as well--scrappy and colorful. I never used to make square quilts, but someone mentioned on their blog a few months ago that a square quilt (about this size--maybe a bit larger--just throw on another border) is what they like to make for queen size beds because then they never have to worry about which way the quilt needs to lay--it fits the same no matter how you position it. I recently made a 95" square quilt for my DD#1 and her DH when they got a new queen size bed. They love it. Does your DD have a queen size bed? : )

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  2. Grace, I so agree with Janet on all counts. The feathered star is so well done, and the bright bits are such fun to see! They look like Civil War scraps? Square quilts from 86 up to 90 are fabulous for hassle-free bed making; a quick flip and you're done!

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  3. Well done on your feathered star. Looks great!

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  4. Congratulations on the feathered star. That's a block/pattern on my bucket list. I think the one-block-at-a-time is an excellent idea.

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