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.

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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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I started quilting when a quilt shop opened in our little town in January 2004. I have been hooked ever since.

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