Category Archives: liberated stars

Quilt top sewn together!

It’s now sewn together. It was rather tricky because some squares got turned around, and I had to rip them out and do them over. I started at the top and sewed four-patches, then sewed the four-patches together. But it’s … Continue reading

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Almost finished, almost ready to sew it together

I’m almost finished with the layout for this quilt. Any day now I’m going to start sewing the squares together. I’m having a great time adding more little triangles, but I think I should stop really soon. I’m wondering what to … Continue reading

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Breaking my own rules

I read somewhere, maybe from Kaffe Fassett that when designing a quilt, you should make up some rules to follow for that quilt. Then, to add surprise and make it more interesting, every so often, you should break the rules! … Continue reading

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Lots of progress on improv star!

I got more time to work on this today than I thought I would. See how much I accomplished! I wanted to mention that one of the reasons why I don’t cut out all the squares at the beginning of … Continue reading

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New improv star quilt

I’m working on another star quilt. I’m making it about 3′ x 3′. This will be my entry in the Berkeley Public Library quilt show. It’s not due until late April, so I do have enough time to finish it. … Continue reading

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Matching fabric

I didn’t have enough of this light blue fabric, so I went shopping. There was only one fabric in the whole store that worked. The fabric on the left is the one I was trying to match. The one on … Continue reading

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Wonky/traditional stars

I decided to go with a white on white background fabric for these stars, rather than the lavender in the previous post. However, I didn’t enjoy the process of making this quilt as much as the previous quilt.  I love … Continue reading

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A slow beginning

I’m working on another version of the previous quilt. For the medallion format, I need 8 of these 4 pointed stars, which will surround an 8 pointed one. I’ve made two different color versions of the 4 pointed star, and … Continue reading

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Improv star finished

Improv star is now quilted. Thanks for everyone’s advice on how to quilt it. I used the walking foot to quilt parallel lines, in various improvisational directions. I didn’t mark any lines on the quilt, but used the width of … Continue reading

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Improv quilt

I’ve been working on this quilt top for a couple of weeks. It’s an idea for a class I’d like to teach. I’m getting ready to sandwich it and quilt it. Any suggestions for how to quilt it?

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