Thursday, October 19, 2006

Quilter's Day Out

Last Saturday our guild had Quilter's Day Out where we all worked on an easy lone star top. I don't usually do pattern quilts, but I really liked the class sample and wanted to spend a day with fellow quilters. We had a preprinted fusible foundation and used the sew, flip and fuse technique of construction. Rather than cutting our pieces into diamonds this method allowed us to use rectangles. It's really a fast and easy method. I was able to complete all 8 of my segments this week and then had to decide which color should be in the middle. I could either put the yellow there...


Or the print...



I selected the yellow and went on to complete the top (except for the borders). That's when I took a good look at the background fabric and realized that in spite of the fact that I thought I'd cut it out properly, the direction in the fabric is messed up. The stripe like pattern goes in one direction on one triangle and the other on the adjacent triangle. Damn!


I don't have any more of the background fabric so I can't even attempt to fix it by cutting some new pieces.

This is what the top looks like right now. I guess I'll have to take out all the background and find something else to put there. I don't think that the quilting will camouflage the mistake do you?

5 comments:

kristen said...

but, corky, it doesn't look like a mistake to me b/c it happened on all of them, right? so it's symmetrical - it was Meant To Be!

it looks wonderful.

Del said...

I think having the stripes go different ways makes the quilt more interesting. Sort of a controlled Gee's Bend style. Nice color. Del

Jeri said...

Oh, no - don't take out the background! I really like it as it is. It looks planned. And then - when quilted - it will be stunning. I can imagine all sorts of swirly feather meandering in that black background - of course with orange (or maybe a fall variegated) thread.

Lovely work!

debraspincic@yahoo.com said...

Having just made a Lone Star I am intrigued by your description of using rectangles instead of diamonds. I cut all my "diamonds" as long strips, sewed them together and then cut new strips. Is this what you did or is there another method I have missed?

Welcome to the Quilt Studio!

Jaye said...

Fantastic looking Lone Star. I love it.
Jaye