Sunday, June 23, 2013

Lone Star Progress and Other Things

Its been a little while since I posted on here.  My new position at work has been keeping me pretty busy.  I'm generally at work by 6:45 or 7am and I'm not leaving work until 5:30 or 6pm.  Its been some pretty long days lately, but I'm getting the hang of things a bit more and don't feel quite so overwhelmed by everything.

I have been able to squeeze in an hour or two here and there for quilting, which has been good.  My progress has been slower, but I'm still getting that relaxing time, so its all good.  :-)

I was able to finish up the Bento Box quilt top.  This isn't a great picture of the top...I'll get some more when I start to quilt it.



I've also made some good progress on the Lone Star.  Here is one of the setting triangles completely quilted.  I did a lot of dense filler around the star motif and to highlight the squares outlining it.



In the picture above, you can see the quilting I did in the blue border.  After it was finished, I wished I had done something a little differently as it doesn't really stand out at all.  I am not picking out all that stitching though, so its going to stay as it is.

And here are some close-ups of the corner squares.  It takes me about 2-2.5 hours to do each square due to the amount of dense quilting.  Its not very thought intensive at this point, but just takes a while to fill in everything.



These off-angle shots show the detail a bit more....



The final quilt is going to be very pretty and I can't wait to get it hung up on the wall.  This is a 67 x 67 quilt and will be hung in our 2-story foyer.  Soon I'll have to start planning to put on the opposite wall in the foyer. :-)


Hope everyone is enjoying the nice weather.  Here in upstate NY its finally sunny (and no rain) and its supposed to be 85F today.  Its nice to have that sun out after having a month of almost constant rain.

Happy Crafting!
~Sarah at upstateNYCreations

1 comment:

  1. Nice job on the lone star corners. Beautiful!

    Pamelyn from