Sunday, January 29, 2012
Stars in Their Eyes
In September, she returned to school wearing a ring. Both of them were radiant. With stars in their eyes.
It turned out that the date they have chosen for their wedding is Joe's and my forty-fifth anniversary. This calls for a quilt.
I had the feeling that they might like William Morris and I was right. So I ordered the FQ pack of Morris and Company. By gum, it is gorgeous stuff. Okay, so I'd gotten that far along. But what quilt to make stymied me. For a long time. And then dear Thelma posted a picture of a quilt she was going to make (and has since completed!) and I knew that was the one for Brian and Erin. I studied the directions for "Starry Eyed" on the Moda Bake Shop site and decided that I didn't want my star points to be wonky, so I drafted a pattern for how to make them non-wonky.
One evening this week I cut the ten centers for the star blocks, and yesterday cut and matched up the points pieces and began putting them together. I'm loving it. I'm hoping to finish the main part of the star blocks this afternoon and begin getting the outer part on them. But I've got a whole lot of cuttin' to do -- Am going to need about a bazillion 2-1/2" squares!
Posted by Nancy, Near Philadelphia on Sunday, January 29, 2012