Saturday, 22 May 2010
Stars of Glory
I have started a new project which as it involves lots of chain piecing I hope to do somewhat leader ender style in the manner of Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville fame. http://quiltville.com/ (Her "Adventures with leaders and enders" was one of the titles I purchased at Malvern.) It's for a friend of my daughter's baby, the friend's baby that is. Start again: it's for my daughter's friend's baby! I've fished out red and purple fabrics bought at Houston and struggled to find a third but settled for a Cherrywood mustard. The baby is growing apace and will be demanding a single bed size if I don't get a move on. At Malvern I bought one of Lady Sew & Sew's bargain 5 metre pieces in a super scarlet to use for the backing and supplement the red if I run out but I don't think I will. I wasn't sure about fabric placement so laid out the three possibilities and have opted for the purple stars which coincides roughly with the pattern, also shown here. It's simple but clever.
I cut out more block "kits" and then spent time outside in the sun drawing the pattern for myself (a good way to get a grip on the layout) and working out the pressing regime, something patterns rarely tell you. I do keep getting those patches of light on my photos. I can see them on the camera viewer screen but however much I move round to change angles I can't seem to get rid of them.