Monday, July 20, 2015

I did it!!!!


I finally pieced the third and last star block for the 1718 Coverlet. I had made the other two quite a while ago and just didn't have the courage to face making another one. I am not sure how it is supposed to be done but my method worked. I traced the hearts with seam allowance onto freezer paper and cut them from the fabrics. I machine pieced three small strips for the background between the hearts. I then hand appliqued the hearts onto either side of the strip set using a placement guide that I traced from the original block. Then I removed the freezer paper and trimmed the strip set even with the edges of the hearts to make the diamond shaped units. Once those were made I pieced the star and then added the corners and side units stitching by machine. It required far less ripping out and redoing than I anticipated...then again I had a pretty pesimistic attitude. But now it's DONE.

done.done.done.
YAY

And I have less than 20 small applique blocks left to complete.
I'll work on those when the mood strikes.

This weekend I made a quilt for a friend who is going to need it. I'll share the photos and story after she has received it. Don't want to spoil any surprises!

Enjoy every stitch!
Diane

14 comments:

  1. Woop ! Woop !!
    Lot of work on this block but finaly you did it and it's soooo cute !!
    Bravo Diane !! :)

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  2. that is a challenging block! looks great - congrats on finishing them.

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  3. That’s quite an accomplishment . I am not looking forward to making this block.

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  4. WOW! Nice job on that complicated block!!

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  5. Isn't that the best feeling!! Good job!! Looking forward to your next post...

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  6. Yea! It is beautiful. When I get there, I'll consult your directions. Thanks!

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  7. Beautiful - well done! the colours and fabrics are lovely.

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  8. Yay for you! I can't wait to see more.

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