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.


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!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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