Monday, May 9, 2011

More from Helen's Lone Star

OK, I am 'deconstructing' the center of the star. I decided that the middle was just tooo bland. I have taken the corners apart and am inserting a small yellow star out of the same fabrics that I used in the tips. I have also taken one row from the perimeter of the quilt. I did this so that I could work better with the borders.

The first inner border will be ------you guessed it---half square triangles from scraps. The second border will be-------yes, that's right------half square triangles of the background fabrics. The second border is planned to be wide enough to do some appliqued vines and flowers. Then the third border will be----------haven't decided yet.

So, that is were I am currently with 'Helen's Lone Star'. Stay tuned for the next episode.
Have a great week,

7 comments:

Chris said...

I love the play of colors. That is one heck of a lot of HST!

Quilty Conscience said...

I want to applaud you for taking the time to "deconstuct" I'm afraid I would have put it in the UFO pile for "later" Good for you! It's going to be gorgeous! Toni

Nina-Marie said...

Wow! I'm with Toni - I think it takes a lot of strength of character to stop - take it apart - and do it again! Still - its almost always the right thing to do - what an inspiration - I'll remember next time I have to do it! thanks!

Vicki said...

looking good

Rabid Quilter said...

How lovely! tough quilt to make for sure but the end result will be spectacular!

Gari said...

Really striking. Just today I was thinking about making a Lone Star but I will have to do a little more thinking about it.

Teresa said...

That's a lot of work to take it apart, but you would never have been satisfied if you had not done this. Your ideas are looking great to me!