Lonestar Completed

During the course of working on this I alternately loved it, got tired of working on it, loved it again and got tired again.

Now that it’s totally done I LOVE it and want one for myself…..but I still don’t want to piece 60 degree diamonds!

(pictures are clickable for a larger view)

Front:

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I used SewFine thread and Quilters Dream Wool batting on this one.  And a muslin for the back.    Here’s why I love plain backs……

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I really do want one of these for myself now!

Artfull Bras Project

A couple weeks back, while my camera cord was hiding, one of my quilt guilds (Mooresville Centerpiece Quilters Guild), hosted the Artfull Bras Project.

This project, created by Quilters of South Carolina is both touching and humorous.  I saw laughter and the occasional tear as I toured the display.  Hey, I laughed and cried both myself!

I’m posting pictures of some that really struck me, but if you want to see the FULL EXHIBIT, go HERE and check out the exhibit schedule, auction info, and truly wonderful, detailed pictures of each piece….with proper crediting of each piece.

The pics, in no particular order:

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And finally, a quick but important reminder.  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month…..if you do nothing else, please schedule your mammogram and checkup.   Although it can be uncomfortable sometimes, or for some seemingly embarassing; although it can seem un-necessary, or easily postponed,  EARLY DETECTION is one of our best weapons in the fight against any cancer, breast cancer included.

Lonestar — Stage One

Have you missed my posts?  I misplaced my camera cord, and couldn’t upload photo’s.  And what good are quilting/art blog posts without pics?
This morning I found it and just in time to share the quilt I’ve been working on the last couple days.  This is a Lonestar quilt that I was brought from a customer.

The first thing I am doing is stabilizing the quilt (SID), doing top and bottom borders, and setting in the motifs and center quilting.   Once this stage is complete, I’ll unload this quilt, turn it, quilt the side borders and start the background fill.

Up to now, 3rd day in, I am seeing the bottom of the quilt top.  Here’s what I’ve accomplished so far:

Lonestar-center-wreathThis is the wreath we (the customer and I) chose for the center of the quilt.  Lonestars can be tricky to piece and have every section come together perfectly in the center, so we avoided any issues by setting in a center wreath.

Lonestar-pointsI’ve now completed all the CC (continuous curve) in the center star portion.

Lonestar-WreathAll of the corner block wreaths are set in.  There will be more detail work to be added to these blocks in the background, this is just stage one.

Lonestar-border-fullnessI’m down to the bottom borders now.  See the fullness in these?  The outer border (burgandy) has no fullness in it at all.  To compensate, we’ve chosen to use Quilters Dream Wool batting, the puffiness of it will eat up some of that excess.  Also the choice of quilting pattern will make a difference, but I’ll show that next time…….

For now I’m off to check on the pot of homemade beef vegetable soup on the stove…… (no pictures of that! lol)…….