...and flying in the sky:
This is what greeted me when I attempted to snap a few photos of my SJS flimsy this evening. Welcome to NM:
So I just changed sides. Presenting the Scrap Jar Star finished flimsy! Do you like my design wall? It's called making due. Grin. It is plastered to the side of the coop. I am over the moon with these pretty blocks! I am still contemplating my borders and I'm leaning towards a scrappy one. I have a confession to make though.
There has been a casualty among my stars. I was SO excited when the blocks were finished that I rushed to square them up. I was multi-tasking as well which is NEVER a good thing to be doing when squaring up blocks! Alas, my points were sheared!
LOL. I had to laugh because my first inclination was to cry. My heart actually skipped a beat. You know what though - I am determined to love this quilt despite it's stubby little points. It will be my reminder that only God is perfect. Apparently I needed a whole quilt filled with reminders! :)
I'm thinking that I need to re-evaluate my 1/4" seam allowance since I changed to Aurifil thread. It is so much thinner that I think it really made a difference across the block and I think I need to change the setting on my machine. A committee was assembled to assess the situation:
And a second opinion was requested:
A detailed inspection was made by Carol, the resident quilt expert:
And all points of view were considered. My chickens have very definite opinions:
Here's Carol with a bit of a frown on her face. I think she is scolding me. She's disappointed that there is not one chicken in the entire quilt:
But after I promised to pay closer attention to detail next time, I was given a rousing approval and much squawking and feather ruffling took place:
I am still in search of a backing as well. I had some ordered, but I received a phone call yesterday to let me know that they didn't have any so the hunt continues. I wish I had something in my stash.
In the meantime, I will decide on a border and wait for a backing to appear...preferably on clearance! :)
Now hop on over to Staci's corner and be prepared to be amazed! You can rest assured that hers actually have points! :) Stitching with her has been so much fun! Have you seen her giant Halloween SJS block? It is just the neatest thing! She's brilliant...like her stars!
Stay tuned...I've not had my fill of stars yet! However, our darling Girl has been ever so patient while I went off on a tangent with these stars and I still owe her a Gypsy quilt!