Friday, June 10, 2011

Oh Patience where are you?

Patience.  Not so easy sometimes for me.  After having my son it has grown some, but then I started quilting.  I started working on the Star Jewel pattern to be specific.  Don't get me wrong I HEART this pattern, but it doesn't like me so much.  45 degree angles boo!  My seam ripper and I have become better friends!  

Got the diamonds stitched into rows of 3 and then stitched to create a diamond point.  Wish it was easier, but ya know-- what would I have learned new as a quilter if it were easy??!!  Struggles with this pattern will make me that much wiser for the next project.  The star has been born and I am working on the insetting method.  There are 4 squares, one for each corner and then 4 triangles.  Here is the pattern quilt Rebecca from Chasing Cottons designed.  Hope you can see what I am talking about from this pic.  Once I get the insetting done I will have the borders and pieced blocks left.  There is a light at the end of this one--I see it coming!!

She is a beauty in the Kona garnet,spice, and lagoon I will tell you that much!!!!  I cannot show any progress quite yet,still need to order a charger for the camera.  Patience though right?!  That is going to bite me in the booty isn't it-lol.

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OH and almost forgot to mention a great website called  They are FABULOUS!!!  So many great tutorials,pics and the WOMEN are soooooooooooOOOOOO helpful!!!!  There was a TON of info on there about the star (aka Lone Star or Star of Bethlehem).  They have get me through some tough spots in the piecing area and saved me from some other trouble areas.  I cannot say enough about that site and NO I am in no way affiliated just proclaiming it like it is that is all!

Alright off to inset 3 more triangles.

Quilting rocks!



Mama Spark said...

Can't wait to get a peek at yours! Rebecca's is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hold on tight... and don't let go!!!
Your Star Jewel will be amazingly beautiful... Hang in there!!!

Sue Daurio said...

Great pattern, you're almost there! Can't wait to see it.

Brita said...

Whoop Whoop! That is a wonderful pattern, can't wait to see yours. Hang in there, it will be worth it, and you'll be so proud of yourself.

Sarah Craig said...

I'm sure you're doing great - can't wait to see your beautiful interpretation of Rebecca's design!! Whoop whoop!!