Saturday, 5 April 2014
Exploding Lone Star
Good morning everyone. First off, I would just like to say "THANK YOU" to everyone who reads this blog and listens to my long-winded stories. You don't know know how much your support and encouragement means to me. I know my quilts aren't perfect, so thank you so much for your interest in what I do.
I'm not going to torture you with a long-winded story today (but it was my original plan!). I just wanted to show you some progress I've made on a recent creation--the Exploding Star. I got the inspiration for this from a pic I saw on instagram and then the idea of making it consumed me. I think I started this over a month ago, but it took so long to get to this point that it put me behind on several projects I should have already finished (sorry Audrey!).
When I put this star together the FIRST TIME, it would not lie flat...the more pieces, ironing and handling will really start to distort your star. The center had a "hump" and I had intended to completely start over but I didn't want to waste all the fabric. I took it apart, "fixed" the angles, and reassembled it. I am SO happy I did.
I quilted it in diagonal straight lines, and occasionally added a row of loops. I like how it looks around the star, but now I wish I would've done something different inside the star. And I still haven't decided on what binding to use...I want to hang this in the living room and I'm not sure I want anything colorful around the edges to draw the eye away from the star.
I have had several people ask how I made this, so my plan is to write a tutorial as soon as I get caught up on a few other projects. I feel like this star was a huge undertaking in the beginning (when I wasn't sure what do to), but after remaking it twice I don't have any inhibitions about making another one and showing others the process. I'm actually really looking forward to it.
Anyway, thank you again and I hope you have a great week!
Linking up with Fabric Tuesday on Quilt Story!!