Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Here is a photo of the quilt top I completed yesterday. It is from a pattern by Buggy Barn. When I was a relatively new quilter, I made a Lone Star quilt using the traditional piecing methods. It's a bit of a fluffy quilt. I still have it around here somewhere. Maybe I'll try the traditional method again someday.

I have to admit that I was fearless when I first started quilting. The first time I signed up for a class, the class sample was for a Christmas tree skirt. The teacher tried to get me to select something else -- something that wasn't curved. But I wanted a new tree skirt. I didn't know it was hard to sew curves, so what did it matter to me? It turned out pretty good. Then there was the Lone Star and I learned to be a bit more humble. Especially when dealing with pieces cut on the bias.

We are feeling some relief from the heat and humidity this afternoon. For this I am most grateful. It has been a long time since I have felt a cool afternoon breeze come through my windows. I hope it lasts.


Finn said...

So you are one of those "fearless" quilters that just jump right in the deep end??? LOL..ok then!
Love the lone star..nice to see what you have made. I look forward to seeing more of them. Hugs, Finn

Dawn said...

I LOVE your buggy barn star! I have to go look for that pattern! It is wonderful!