31 July 2007

Finished Cosmic Stars

Or at least the top is finished, it still needs quilting. This was a fairly easy quilt to make, although the stars were a bit tedious. You add them on after you piece the strip block and the way you do this is: 1. Draw a line diagonally top to bottom on a a 7" rectangle. 2. Mark a point 2 1/2" up from the bottom of your pieced square. 3. line it up and pin it on. 4. Sew it on a little to the left of your drawn line. 5. repeat 48 times.

And you end up with 48 of these:

6. Cut away excess fabric. Then you repeat those 5 steps again with an 8" rectangle on the other side to complete the star. See what I mean? Easy but tedious.
O.k. I'm off to the beach. Have a great day!