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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Quilt Decor

I was off for a few days last month. During that time,  I finally put the binding on my pink star quilt. I put this on with the sewing machine and I am pretty content with how it turned out.
I made this one to match my living room sofa and love seat. It was a very detailed star quilt with the tiny center star being an exact replica of the large star around it. I almost cried after I ruined it by machine quilting it. I am a terrible machine quilter! After it sat unused for over a year, I finally came up with idea to add a second backing and add ties to hold it together. That worked wonderfully to hide the hideous machine quilting on the back. I am now happy that I can display this one without shame.

My next quilt to finish will be this green double star quilt:

 I plan to hand quilt this one, so I had better get busy as it will take quite some time just to remove the paper  backing. Any of you familiar with foundation piecing will wince when you see this:
Yes, tiny little 3-inch blocks with 5 to 9 teeny pieces of paper on each that I need to remove. I have decided to spend 15 minutes each morning before leaving for work standing at the kitchen counter with the garbage container at my side as I pick each piece off.  

Yesterday morning I worked on this section:

I finished this much yesterday in 15 minutes:

The paper does come off easily, but it will still take a bit of time before I am able to sandwich it and begin quilting.

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