|Unusual Lone Star|
This is a paper-pieced pattern designed by Karen Stone. I have had the plan, the fabric, and the paper pieces for about two years now. There are 120 individual diamonds that have now been paper pieced; the sewing of all together is yet to be done; I wanted to put it all up on my design wall before starting so I could see the color arrangement. At this point is measures 72" from one point across to the other. It will shrink by about 4-6 inches after sewn.
I am making this for our bed...queen sized. So I will need to add several borders in order to make it big enough. I have made only two bed-sized quilts before...and both of them I hand quilted. This quilts will be machine quilted...by someone other than me!!! I will farm this one out to be quilted by a pro!!!
I have a few other projects in the works also....
- Cotton Robin-need to finish and mail off by March 10
- Creative Crone of studioQ meeting next week and our last challenge to do-"Self-Portrait"...also an example of using Line in quilts
- do my Bead Journal Project for the month of February
- do my "Carnivale" quilt for my Art Quilts Around the World challenge due March 31st.
So my finishing my bed quilt may have to continue to be a slow process!! But at least I have it up staring me in the face now, so it won't be easy to ignore!!!