Sunday, August 02, 2009

Rising star....

There are now five points made...when Bella ever lays down i will take a pic of all five together...dont want her walking on them and stretching them...
Been listening to Louise Hay and Wayne Dyer and friends all day so only positive things will be spoken here :> its looking great...and instead of Lone Star I decided to name it Rising Star...so much more positive dont you think?!

There are 81 pieces in each point....each of the 8 seams is about 26 or so inches long...the width of the quilt will finish somewhere around 90"...each intersection had to be tripled pinned and resewn when they were off...

I was getting quite frustrated when i started repeating the affirmation to myself that I have the skills necessary to sew these strips together easily and perfectly...the next few rows i sewed repeating that went together with never a ripping or repinning of any intersection..and ever since once in a while i resew..then i rip...I discovered that if I sewed slightly to the side of the original seam the points always matched up...i knocked out the last star point in about an hour...

and yes all the seams are steamed open...what do you think?!

OH wait...and yes i removed all 24 pins each time i sewed the seam...except once...the machine needle drove it straight down into the machine...i couldnt budge the strips, the needle, the pin....i whispered a prayer...got the pliers....pulled and broke the glass head pin...got the pin again...out the twisted thing came...cleaned and oiled the machine...which was aok...so was the needle...still using the needle...a miracle i do believe...last time i did that i threw out the timing and had to take it into the shop...

bytw more about the Indian morning star and star of bethlehem quilts and their history here
Back to the sewing machine...Smushy hugs to everyone:>

4 comments:

TextileTraveler said...

Wow! The fabric is beautiful and you've done a great job putting it together. That will be one stunning quilt!

YankeeQuilter said...

The fabrics are so beautiful! What are you going to use for the background? This is always such an impressive pattern but he fabrics in this just glow...

Gail Myrhorodsky said...

Maggie, that's going to be one gorgeous star! Lots of WOW power. Any hints on the borders?
Gail

Susan Schweikhart said...

Its stunning. The fabrics just jump out at you. Needle jamming or not keep going.