Friday, 8 July 2011

Wonky Stars - The End is Near

Is there anyone in the UK not being deluged by rain storms where it is coming down sideways like a mini monsoon? The rain has been hitting my kitchen door so hard and relentlessly that it has broken through the window seal and is actually leaking through. I know it is a little optimistic of me but is there any chance we could have summer happen within the summer months? Please!!

Time has not been wasted though. I have been working on my wonky stars until my eyesight has gone slightly wonky. I am so pleased with it though. It is starting to look even better than I hoped it would.

I finished piecing the top.
Mitred the corners because I thought it would give this border a more finished look.
I added a bit of piecing to the backing - but forgot to photograph it.
Then I layered and basted.
Out came the perle cotton and I have just started doing some handquilting.
You may have noticed some white in the border.
That was so the points of the stars that are close to the border wouldn't
get lost in other fabrics and loose their impact.
Second star just about completed.
There is a lot of work in this quilt. More than you would think when you first look at it. But it so worth it because every time I look at it I smile. This one may be destined for a new home but I think I might have to make another at some point just for me!

So, what do you think Tinca (the future owner of this quilt), are you liking what I am doing? Do you still want to own it?

Bring on the weekend and some sunshine. No dancing tomorrow. Quiet day at home of laundry, stuff and sewing. I have to get things done because there is a list in my head of everything that I have committed myself to and it seems to be getting longer, not shorter. How?!

John has volunteered to do the Brownie run tonight. Yippee! On that note - you enjoy whatever you are doing too. Thanks for stopping by.

Susan

22 comments:

  1. It's wonderful! Putting white in the border at strategic points is fantastic idea!

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  2. Oh, I love this quilt. It's so pretty and sunshiny, makes me smile. Just wonderful!!

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  3. Wonky stars just keeps on getting better and better! and the white in the border was very clever :-)

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  4. I love this quilt so much, and I love the 'no ballet' feeling too; I just have to face the Disney Store with the grinning ballerina, then my work is done.
    Here's to a sunny weekend x

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  5. It just keeps getting better and better, its lovely!

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  6. You are so clever factoring in the white bits in the border! And the border rocks! I love it!. Must get me some of that perl cotton that everyone's raving about! Jxo

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  7. I just love seeing your work...so fresh and so pretty!

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  8. The quilt already is lovely. I can't wait to see it finished. Clever idea with the white patches in the border. And I just love the hand quilting.

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  9. Oh it looks brilliant Susan! Love the colours against the white and the hand quilting sets it all off beautifully.

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  10. You seem to have gotten that together pretty quickly! Lovely quilt and can`t get over the neatness of your hand quilting. Missing my quilty days here on hols. Blowing some sunshine your way...it`s okay, we have some to spare.

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  11. I have to echo the others, how cool to put white at the right points on the borders, clever you! I just love that blogging gives you access to lots of creative minds!

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  12. Oh Susan, this looks AMAZING - the hand quilting, the stars, the borders, everything!

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  13. You clever thing, not a detail overlooked, I knew there was a reason I followed you! x x x

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  14. Oooh I'm really liking this! Well done on the mitred corners and the hand stitching looks awesome!

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  15. Oh this has turned wonderfully ! What is it about stars and in particular wonky ones that makes me all fuzzy....

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  16. it is looking good and your border looks great >

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  17. Ooh you're such a smarty pants! That's truly gorgeous. Glad you persevered with the strippy border, it really sets off those wonky stars! Wh would not have a smile on their face looking at this quilt!

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  18. Oh my goodness- Gorgeous!How beautiful does that border look!

    I adore this quilt.

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  19. What a fun, happy quilt! How do you like quilting with pearl cotton?

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  20. Love it to bits - and yeah for perle cotton hand quilting!

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  21. I am relatively new at quilting but I was wondering how you keep your hand stitching so even? Mine would be big and small.

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