Sunday, April 17, 2011

Helen's Lone Star

Last Thursday night we met for our monthly Design Group. One of our members:
 Who shall remain Nameless was so excited about a particular design, that she thought that we should all make one of these. She had seen a Lone Star top done all in half-square triangles. It would be fast!! It would be so easy!!! We could have them done in no time at all!!

Well, you know how some people make the simplest things so very difficult?

That would apply to many in this group. It, of course would NEVER apply to me. Yea, right.

I came home with an idea and started on it immediately. I pieced together the center of the star with the white and then the red. Then, I couldn't imagine how to continue the design out to the edges. Next Up!!! EQ5. (There is also a story about that too, but, it will have to wait.)

After 2, 3, or 4 hours with EQ I finally ended up with this 'mock-up' to work with. Nice isn't it?

Next came the question:  Do I really want a 100 x 100 inch quilt? Sure, why not?

Soooooo, this is what I have so far. Notice that I could not just do plain old half-square triangles, OH NOOOOO, I have to do half-squares in half-squares and USE SCRAPS. What in the world am I thinking?

So, this is what I have as of 3:20, Sunday, April 17, 2011. The clock is ticking. Let's see how long this UFO will hold my attention. So far I think this is really cool, but, but, but, but, but---------------. We'll see.   I think that the working title of this piece will be "Helen's Lone Star". That way, when I get frustrated with it, I can blame it on 'she who will remain nameless'. 
See you soon.


Frog Quilter said...

Love it....Is that challenge fabric I see?

Joyce said...

No, that's not the challenge fabric, but it is close to it.

Vicki said...

love it.

Teresa said...

You did a great job on the block!

The beach trip sounds great, but just a little too close on the heels of the Piecables Retreat or I would be so tempted to come.