Saturday, June 26, 2010
Americana Broken Lone Star
I called it "the beast. I just finished a raffle quilt for my church. It is a Broken Lone Star from a kit made in the 70's It had several issues including the fact that it had a "colors may bleed or run" (say, what?) warning that nobody seemed to notice until I was quilting it. I used CCs (never ending) and feather wreaths. But there was still some fullness in the corners and blocks.
So I posted my question on Machine Quilters Resource on Design Help asking "do I really need to stipple the wreath blocks?". I was being lazy and did not want to stipple the blocks, too. But everybody agreed that the stipple was needed.
I had been looking at this beast for a week and I just hated it. But after the stipple, it looked finished and the wonkiness was gone. It is so wonderful to get advice from pros.
My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.
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