Tuesday, September 29, 2009

lone star

Here's what I did ALL day yesterday...
or so it felt like.
I quilted...
and quilted...
and quilted.
The top has been done now for a few months
But, the quilting wasn't.
I had this quilt top waiting in the wings,
waiting for me to come up with some GREAT
quilting technique...
but it never happened.
I was never inspired.



Soooo I finally went ahead and just quilted it all over with
some swirls.
No marking for me!
I like the binding.
Thought I would be using RED,
but when I looked at the red it just wasn't right.



This is how I made this quilt.
I used newspaper!
Cut my star points.
Every star began with a white center that I
tacked down with a little glue stick.
(I wouldn't recommend this because the
ink from the paper got on some of my whites.)
Maybe plain newsprint would work better!
Then I just added strips of red, white and blue
any size......
all the way across those star points.


You can see here the center of the starts all have a white strip.
The rest of the strips ALL came from
my scraps!
I know.....too many scraps at my house.
I still have more! oh no!
After all the star points were done...
I DID have to rip off all that paper on the back!
I enjoyed getting this off my to do list.
I love this quilt.
And I enjoyed the process.
Here's the beginning of a new quilt.
Same process.
Different sized shapes.





The backs of those pieces.
You can see how I sewed right through the paper.
For those NON quilters out there.
That's called Paper piecing....
ON THE CHEAP.

If you're a real detective, you can figure out
what month it was when I started these by
checking out the movie ads on the back there. :)

9 comments:

  1. WOW girl....this is a knock out quilt!!! I am just Ga-Ga over it!!!

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  2. Beautiful!! What a gorgeous way to use scraps. :)

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  3. Looks maybe a titch fussy for me to tackle but I LOVE how it came out. Sort of like a cross between fireworks and a peek into a kaleidoscope. Really like the bold colors. You're amazing . . . your brain must hold more ideas than the average person.

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  4. I love you quilt too Beth. You are amazing!

    Marilyn

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  5. Wondeful! I really like it!...but how did you make the background? It's beautiful!
    nichi

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  6. quiltycat
    I did the background the same way...strip piecing on newspaper. The areas around the star are either squares or triangles. I just measured the paper first and started sewing!

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  7. Your quilt is very pretty! I would love to make something like this one day! Thank you for a nice visit to my blog, and have fun playing with your scrappy Christmas blocks!

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  8. Hey Beth, not sure if you have an Ikea close to you or if they have the same stock as Australia but our Ikea has a roll of what I call butchers paper, plain white and cheap and zero newsprint!

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