Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I Love a Good Star(t)

I know, I know, nothing new gets started until something old gets finished. But I just love a good start. This has been rolling around in my brain for months now. I knew I wanted something string pieced as a center for my medallion class I'm taking with Gwen Marston in June. Something with cheddar or red with cream strings.  Red won out and here is my star(t). Center 4 patch is 8" finished and this block will finish at 24"

I had a few minutes while a backing got washed and dried. I'm finally in the mood to long arm quilt so I loaded up a liberated star quilt I am donating to a hospital foundation.  They are raising monies for a digital mammography machine, they only needed $2 mil, but my g.f. has less than $100,000 to go! Now the quilt has been loaded and I can get started on it tomorrow night after my massage therapy!

 I haven't been energized or motivated to machine quilt for the past few weeks, but I've been a piecing fool. I guess we can't do it all, all the time. Now that I've got my secret sewing ready for auditioning backgrounds,  I took the few minutes to play with strings tonight.

And just so you don't think I've abandoned my Girlfriends quilt, I've been diligent in using the strips for leaders/enders and I've got a few sewn together. I'm loving this quilt so much more than I imagined.

I'm poking along with my hand quilting and applique, a few stitches here and there, but each thread takes me that much closer to finished.
I hope your week has been good to you and you've got to stitch a bit!


Janet O. said...

I love the strings in your star block. Really gives it a "radiating" look!

Lori said...

Your block is going to be a fantastic medallion center!!!
I love your projects. Bouncing around keeps me from getting bored.

Karen said...

Good string star. I like that you used all neutrals and so many variations of texture and shade. I have liked star blocks right from the beginning of my quilt making. There are so many star patterns to choose from and so much to do with them.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your String Star block turned out fabulous! What a wonderful center block for a Medallion quilt!

Me and My Stitches said...

I love your string star block!

Marie said...

Love that star!

Louise said...

I do think Gwen would approve Sharon! Love the neutrals.