Sunday, January 31, 2021

A Surprise Finish


I didn't expect to have a finished quilt already this year. I have been half-heartedly piecing log cabins from these strips I cut last fall. 

And I put together these four patches that had been sewn from my scrap box for a Humble Quilts SAL--couldn't resist the name--fifty shades of brown--lol! I think I have more like 75 shades of brown if you count the borders, backing and binding.

I'm not sure why it looks so misshapen here. It's about the size of a placemat and it will probably be a donation to Meals on Wheels. 

I spend most of my days doing handwork like this little needle punch bowl filler. I don't think it was meant to be a bowl filler, but that's how I'm using it.  

My Texas Star quilt was on the top of my 2020 list of quilts that "Had to be Finished", but it didn't happen. I had been doing the hand quilting in the evenings this month, and all of a sudden it was done! 

When I was measuring the top for binding, I decided I didn't want  zigzag edges, so decided to applique some wedges to the sides and then quilt those as it wasn't quite done. I was excited that the end was in sight though and worked on it pretty diligently-- it went pretty quickly.  

Here is my finished Texas Stars fresh out of the dryer this morning. There are 99 hand pieced stars. The pieces were cut from strips using metal templates. I'm not even sure when I started making the stars, but it has been many years, for sure.

I didn't expect to have a finish for the first month of 2021 and it may be a while before I have another finish, but I am so pleased to have finally completed my Texas Stars!