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Eileen Foster27/09/2019 20:47:09
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A friend has asked me to make her a quilt. She wanted a blue and white theme using a star motif.

So I have planned it and started making the 2 star motifs.

she asked for it to be about 8ft x 8 ft so it will over hang her bed. I will have to make it in 3 sections. There are 49 12" blocks with a 6 " border in blue.

blue back ground

white back ground

I will up date this as I progress.

Eileen

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Eileen Foster04/10/2019 18:17:36
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I have made all the blocks. they came together really quickly. 25 white with the 'blue star' and 24 blue with the white star.

I am now waiting for the shop to get the backing fabric in that my friend has ordered and paid for.

Eileen

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Margaret S05/10/2019 10:38:58
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Look forward to seeing this one, Eileen. I like stars. Particularly like the white background one, name escapes me!

Margaret

Eileen Foster06/10/2019 19:13:15
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it is similar to the Ohio star but this only has 2 colours whereas the Ohio one usually has 3. so many names though.

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Eileen Foster19/10/2019 21:04:41
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well all 49 blocks are done.

photo shows the way they are going to go together 7 rows of 7.2 rows.jpg

There will be a 6" border but I have done corner stones of smaller stars.

corner stone.jpg

I am ready to add the borders to two 2x7 set of rows and a 3x7 set. Then I will sandwich them, quilt them and then join them [qayg].

I will do echo quilting as that is my favourite and suitable for my machine.

Eileen Foster31/10/2019 17:56:08
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I have got one section 2 1/2' x 8' quilted and spent 3 hrs making the next sandwich. I decided to do smaller running stitches to prevent them getting caught and pulled on the machine. I also tacked down the backing to the wadding going left to right then the top was added and tacked top to bottom. it is a much smoother finish so it must be easier to manage.

Eileen

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Eileen Foster11/11/2019 17:43:30
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Well I am nearly there, just got to slip stitch/ sew down the binding and add the label. I do hope she likes it.

5 7ths cornerstone.jpg

This is 5/7ths of the quilt. I did echo quilting of the stars.

this is the state of play at lunch time ready to bind. as it is 8ft square that will be 32ft of binding!

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Eileen Foster13/11/2019 16:36:53
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well it is finished and ready to go to the owner tomorrow. I am really pleased with it but oops the photo is on its side. don't know how that happened!

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Margaret S14/11/2019 12:09:48
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That's a mammoth effort Eileen. Well done. It is gorgeous. I am sure that it's new owner will be thrilled.

Margaret

Edited By Margaret S on 14/11/2019 12:10:57

aristole brix16/11/2019 10:48:54
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It is looking really gorgeous.

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