Monday, February 05, 2007

feathered star 1 of 6


YIPPEEE! it turned out...I like the fabrics...oh gee..now I need to make FIVE more! I think I will sew it in sections. Maybe 2 or 3 at a time...I hope it does not turn into a UFO! I'm off to sew my 1st day of judys HAD quilt. I'll be sure to post pictures of that as it goes along.


It is not perfect, but I'm determined to enjoy the process as much as the finished product. Stressing over my favorite block in my favorite color is NOT allowed. I am very satisfied so far. Anyone done many patterns where you iron the seams open? I did on this one after reading about it in Marsha McCloskey's Feathered Star book. I also used Magic Sizing. I now have a nice FLAT block. Happy girl!







You can see from this picture the backgrounds a bit better. I had a hard time finding enough blue on whites...or shirtings. I had to use the floral background more than once. I would have liked to use more of a variety of backgrounds, but was unable to find anymore but these.

12 comments:

Patti said...

What a pretty block! You done good, girl! Yes, I've been pressing seams open on little half square triangles ever since I read Marsha's book and made my first feathered star. Works so much better that way! I, too, like my pieced blocks to be really flat.

Angie said...

Whoa, girlfriend, that is gorgeous!! I've never tried a feathered star, so I can't wait to see more of yours! :) The fabrics are great!

Lisa D. said...

Wow - it looks great. The feathered star has always been one of my favorite blocks!

Elaine Adair said...

Great job! FLAT is good, but in addition to pressing the seams open, I've learned to press on an almost flat surface - not too much padding on my pressing surface.

This is so pretty - and reminds me that I have Marsha McCloskey's book and want to do this project also! You made a beautiful block.

Shelina said...

Beth, this is a great block! I like all the beautiful varieties of blues that you found! I am sure it is hard to find the lighter blues, but I think a limited number will be just fine too.

Bingo~Bonnie said...

Oh my!!! What a Beautiful block! I can't imagine ever attempting anything so difficult! I love that youare using all scrappy, even with the backgrounds. I will be back to see the next blcok :) ~Bonnie

Su Bee said...

O wow, wow wow! That is awesome! Way to go! Keep goin! We want to see the whole thing now - it's gorgeous!

Beth said...

That's just righteous!

Sweet P said...

What an incredibly stunning block!

Anonymous said...

hey, great job, glad I got to see one block, as I say fabric as you were buying it, you will get it done now,it looks great, Pat G in az

Lynn E said...

Great Block I just have one thing to say . Can you make me one!!!

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