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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Another big star center finished





















I must have Big Stars on the brain. Today I finished the center of the Stashbuster Ugly fabric Challenge quilt. This will be a king-size Christmas present. The center is 48" square. The other picture is of the finished blocks to surround the center. It will have a plain border, a border of 6" blocks, another plain border, then a border of 12" blocks. I need to sew a lot, as I still need about 12 more blocks of each size.

I did go down to the long-arm and loaded the two charity quilts that were on the design wall last Monday. My friend wanted to try a pantograph on something before she tried to do it on a snowman quilt top she made. The first pass was a bit rocky. I left it for her to practice. I hope she finishes them soon, as I have 4 tops waiting that need to be finished by Christmas. I really wish I was better at the long-arm, but it takes constant practice, and I don't do that right now. Even just loading and helping her get started was rough on my joints. I really wish I could have retired sooner, but I can't go back. Oh, well, at least I can still cut and piece tops to my heart's content.
Happy Quilting,
Becky
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4 comments:

Nancy said...

Your sampler is going to be gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

Becky -- I love your star block that is on the bottom row, with nothing around it. Saw it on Stashbusters. WOW -- the way you used those stripes! Great job. You really should post a close up of it here too. King size??? are you going to quilt this baby on the long arm also? I've volunteered to quilt DD's king size but it is going to barely fit. (on the frame, on the backing, on the batting.... you name it>) I need to have it done by Christmas. Take care and great job on your soon to be kingsize star quilt. B.

Kim S said...

Both the large star and the sampler blocks look really good...

GARI said...

Wow, your wall looks like you have really been busy. Love your big star block.