Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The final four stars


These are the last four of the twelve Carol Doak paper pieced stars that will make a lap quilt I have a bunch of things in progress and these must have the paper removed -- not really a big deal, just a bit time consuming.

Then I will quilt them one by one in a "quilt as you go" method because I want to do mostly outline quilting. And finally I will put them together.

Happily I found another black that is very, very much like this background fabric of which I have only about a third of a yard left. The new fabric is the same black but instead of the polka dots, it has tiny hearts which are in the same colors. I think the blend will be close enough that one will need to look carefully to realize I've used to different fabrics.

And I purchased enough of the new fabric for the back so there is no question now of what to use for the back. I have a couple of completed stars that did not satisfy me enough to use on the front. They may find a less conspicuous home on the back. Very little happens quickly in the world of quilting -- well some things do. I have just finished a couple of crib size quilts for a charity project and they went quite rapidly. I don't have a photo yet, but soon.

3 comments :

Diana said...

I love these last four stars. The pink looks very dramatic against the black. I'm glad you were able to find a suitable substitute for the original black.

Jackie said...

All of the stars are just beautiful!! I think that Carol herself would agree.

幸運之神 said...

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