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Sunday, February 4, 2007

Weekend accomplishments

The star-barn-raising-quilt is finished! I added the 2 ¼” double binding strip by machine yesterday,



and finished stitching it to the back of the quilt about an hour and a half ago. I still haven’t made a label for it (those of you who read Jennifer Chiaverini’s Elm Creek Quilts novels – and/or her pattern books – have learned: always document your quilts! – which I’m trying to keep up as best as I can), but I will be doing that as a last finishing touch sometime next week, I think… I still have to come up with a name for it, as well - any good ideas out there in Blogland?



Finishing the binding of the quilt took a bit more time than I thought, so unfortunately my siggie swap blocks are not quite done yet. I managed to piece together the 80 triangles that goes on each side of the cream strip, but that is as far as I got.


Hopefully I’ll be able to take some time by the sewing machine after work in the days to come:-) After all it’s not THAT many seams:-)

9 comments:

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Hi, thanks for the comment! It's nice to meet you. I love your colours and everything about this quilt. I have never seen a star barn raising but I'm heavily into stars.
I'm also doing the siggy swap and when I get my house clean this morning I need to work on my squares as well. I'm putting you into my favourites so i will be back! Tracey

Susan said...

I think you got quite a lot done. The quilt is beautiful! And all those quarter square triangles take so much time to make! Way to go!

Cynthia said...

i can't think of a name but your quilt is lovely. YOur triangles for the Siggy blocks look good. I need to finish making my blocks and then start signing them.

gwen said...

The colours you chose for the siggy swap blocks look great. Don´t forget to plan some time for signing the blocks as well. It takes quite some time. Don´t ask how I know!

Rebekah Smith said...

Wow, That is just fabulous. I am new to quilting but hope to get this far some day!!

swooze aka Suzette Harris said...

Beautiful work!

Bingo~Bonnie said...

Just found your new blog off of Cynthia's - I love your star quilt!!! I have never seen one done like this before - what a great way to use up scraps and make a stunning quilt!

You asked for name ideas - I am no good at naming quilts either.. but what about "Rising Star" since it is set in the barn raising setting? or Stars over the Barn? See, I told you I am no good! LOL ~Bonnie

The Chicken Lady said...

Ooo, I love the stars! I love stars to begin with, but I like what you did with them.:)

The Calico Cat said...

Nice quilt!