16 June 2009

. . . seeing stars . . .

. . . it seems like this is turning into a quilt blog . . .
. . . what can i say? . . .
. . . i stay home a lot . . .
. . . anywhoooo . . .
. . . you know picasso? . . .
. . . his paintings are such a mess . . .
. . . which is how i feel about this quilt . . .
. . . whoa . . . 
. . . what in the world happened here? . . .
. . . hodgepodge city . . .
. . . let me back up a bit . . .
. . . in that class i took a couple of years ago . . .
. . . this was the third quilt we tackled . . .
. . . alex anderson's friendship star . . .
. . . first step . . .
. . . i chose a focus fabric . . .
. . . loved this sort of "boho" paisley . . .
. . . selected twelve prints to coordinate with it . . .
. . . purchased yardage recommended . . .
. . . went to town making the sixteen star blocks . . .
. . . and that's when things started going downhill . . .
. . . this quilt measures 34 1/2 inches x 36 1/2 inches as shown . . .
. . . i wanted it a little bigger . . .
. . . so instead of sixteen stars {four blocks x four blocks} . . .
. . . i made twenty-five {five x five} . . .
. . . plenty of fabric for that . . .
. . . then i wanted sashing and cornerstones between all the blocks . . .
. . . so far, so good . . .
. . . then a couple of extra pieced borders . . .
. . . still going strong . . . 
. . . my quilt ended up 55 1/2 inches square . . .
. . . about twenty inches larger than i bought fabric for . . . 
. . . which was all fine and well . . . 
. . . except i still needed a back for it . . . 
. . . which was originally supposed to be 
a nice smooth seamfree piece of paisley . . . 
. . . but it turned into requiring the use 
of every teeny scrap to make it large enough . . .
. . . which reminds me of pablo . . .
{it still needs to be quilted and bound - stay tuned}


5 comments:

chris+amber said...

I love the colors and the "boho" paisley too! Once again, you did it! I wish I inherited your sewing gene.

Michelle said...

you have a way with words and fabric. I love it and think it's a masterpiece.

Janet said...

Incredible. Both you and Picasso.

Sassy said...

I agree with what Michelle said...you do have a way with words.....and seamstress-ish skills.....you are A M A Z I N G!!!!

Bobbi said...

For this very reason I gave up sewing years ago. Details, it all in the details. Those tiny little squares inside the bigger squares that are inside the bigger squares, inside... well you know how it all goes! but, how can you do it?
Patience is your virtue!