Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Red Star...of Sorts


Christy found me some great blocks for this project, however, someone beat me to the more "starlike" block. So instead I did "Crown of Thorns". I do you hope you like it! I already had red solid fabric so that is the 2nd color I choose to use. Sorry, for sneaking this in "just under the wire"! And I must say for fabric that was bought accidently, I think you are going to end up with a beautiful quilt! All the different blocks really do look like stained glass. Just lovely!
(oh, and there is a story behind this block, so don't be confused if the one you get in the mail doesn't look exactly the same...Christy helped me with this block and after about 2-3 hours we were finally done! (She helped with some of the cutting & layout, the sewing was all me. Well, when we were finished and compared it to her's ....*drumroll* ....mine was considerably smaller! Yep, mine only measures 13"x13". Apparently, I like to use 3/8" seam allowances. Not to worry though, Christy is going to help me redo it next week & monitor my seams. *Sigh* I do apologize for the extra delay. Just put it towards "a beginning quilter's mistake". )


5 comments:

Melissa Stramel said...

Well, my quilting teacher always says you learn best when you have to rip out and redo. It is pretty, Kim.

quilt-n-mama said...

I love it! no worries about a delay, take your time, I won't be putting it together for a bit yet. Can't wait to see it:)
Everyone's blocks are so awesome! THANK YOU!!!!
Gayly

Jenny said...

Nice looking block kim, the red is great...I love myself some big seams too! practice makes perfect!

Kim said...

Well with the knowledge of how much an 1/8 of an inch can make, I'm sure to make the next one with smaller seams. I actually opted to not rip it apart & start fresh since there is still plenty of fabric left. (Chrity was actually sweet enough to offer to rip it for me, but my wouldn't that take alot of time!)

And if nothing else it was a learning experience and worth the laughter at the end when we realized how small it was!

I'm glad you all like it! I should get a new one done sometime this week, so you should get your blocks soon. Thanks for being so understanding about the delay! :)

Kim said...

Just posting so you know I haven't forgotten about redoing/fixing this block! I have the pieces cut out, but haven't made/found time to sew them together. I will try to get it done this week...or atleast this coming weekend for sure! I'm so sorry it is taking me so long! I might have to send you something (like candy) to make up for it! <3 Thank you for being so sweet and patient!