Wednesday, August 28, 2013

My Main WIP

of the moment is my Star Surround Quilt.  I've had lots of questions about whether I should add another row of stars to the bottom to make it a little bigger, whether to add a border to finish it off, what quilting design to use, thread color, etc.

I think I've finally decided that I'm happy with it the way that it is.  I'm going to Target in a little bit to see if I can find a sheet that I like for the backing then I will baste it and quilt it with stitch in the ditch around each block and each star (in my mind this makes a really neat design on the back so we'll see).  The top thread will be a cream and the bobbin thread will be decided after I get my sheet. :)

Sorry for the super blurry photo.  I am actually considering getting a real camera.  It just seems like one more thing I have to keep track of though (sigh!).

 A more in focus photo so you can see some of the fabulous colors.

And a finish from a couple of weeks ago.  I've been making all of my samplers from the Frosted Pumpkin patterns into pillows with envelope style closures on the back.  Although I didn't get a photo of the back of this pillow I used the green Noteworthy print with birds.  I'm still not sure if I like the light aqua as the border.  I had my eye on something much brighter but while at a sew day I was greatly outnumbered when we voted and decided to go with the majority.  It's pretty, I'm just not sure it's summery enough for me.  Another problem I have with it is that I didn't do any quilting around the edges and I'm regretting it now.  Don't get me wrong, I still like this pillow I just should have though it out better and gone with my gut instinct.

A new WIP (no photo, sorry) is my Road 15 Quilt.  I'm using a pattern from Simply Retro-can't remember the name of the pattern.  I have almost all of my pieces cut -due to bad planning and deciding to make it bigger than the pattern called for I ran out of fabric-and have started piecing it together.  It has no intended recipient but I've wanted to make it for a couple of months so instead of working on my August goals or special orders from the Etsy shop, that is what I will be doing today :)

Linking up to Happy Quilting.


  1. Your star surround is absolutely stunning!!! So beautiful!! Great jog on getting it all put together, your points all look amazing!! Cant wait to see it all quilted up, just stunning!!

  2. I sure like this is the fabric you chose. Wonderful quilt.

  3. Very pretty colours! I really like that one!

  4. Love your star surround. I thought nine blocks were a lot to do! Nice job on 16. And so pretty too.