Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Star

I have been rather obsessed with this the past three days and and have just now finished the middle of the paper pieced star and am kind of pleased with myself.  It isn't perfect but I did pretty well in matching the seams when putting it together.  Have made a decision not to put the pieced border around it - it is pretty on it's own  and I don't have enough of some of the fabrics.  Instead I will add the orangey swirl sashing and the background as the border and binding.  I would have changed a couple of the fabrics  but rather like the orange and blue that predomoniates.  In case you are wondering about the size, right now it is about 18 inches square so when finished it would be a good size for a table topper or a wallhanging.  Now I will square it up and add the sashing and borders and soon do some quilting on it.  Taking the class from Linda gave me some really good tips even though  I was only there half the day!!  (Click to enlarge)

6 comments:

Leslie said...

Looking good!!!

Janet said...

It is just gorgeous! I think a fancy border would take away from that amazing star. I love the colors.

janet said...

I love the colors, it really pops, and you did a wonderful job on the piecing! Just beautiful.

Jackie Fellows said...

your center looks great...i need to finish mine for the meeting next month...am having fun with it.
Jackie

Stray Stitches said...

I love the colors you selected, they practically glow! Beautiful!!!

Karen said...

Gorgeous for sure!!!