Saturday, 4 February 2012

Lone Star Day - post 2

OK, it's the end of the day for me, and here's what I've done.
Five strip sets made, one to go, once the postie brings me my extra fabric.  These sets are starched and they are so stiff they could probably stand up on their own!  After seeing my previous post, Bilbo did helpfully tell me that I should have covered the ironing board with an old towel to prevent starch going everywhere.  Too late!

I have done enough to start cutting and making diamonds, but I chickened out.  Actually, that's not true.  To do all this cutting, where accuracy is going to be very important, I am going to ask Mr Fixit to set up my "cutting table" for me.  It sounds grand, but all it is really is a piece of board which slots into some trestles. It is a perfect height for me to cut without getting backache, so I decided to be patient until tomorrow.

So that's the end of my Lone Star day, but I will be doing some more tomorrow.

While you're here, let me just remind you that next Saturday is the first of this year's Christmas Quiltalong, and Hazel is our hostess for the day, so do come along and join us, I think it's going to be fun.


  1. I think your star is going to be beautiful.......I would love to be doing one with your group,but I've got too much on my plate right now....I don't know if you have an IKEA over there, but I bought a wonderful table buy any size table you want and the buy telescoping legs that go on. So you can change the height of the table any time you want.

  2. Oh what great progress you've made! Really amazing for one day. I agree it's best to wait for your cutting table. It doesn't matter what it looks like just that it works and if my own back is any indication take breaks when you need them too as there are a lot of strips to cut.

  3. Hi Sue, although I am not in the Lone Star Quiltalong, I thoroughly enjoyed reading yourvpstbtoday. Wow! Your quilt is going to be gorgeous. Good for you!

  4. Tomorrow you will find things go together very quickly, you've done the hard work today.

    V. sensible to leave cutting until tomorrow when you have the tables set out correctly and you're not tired.

    Measure (at least) twice, cut once . . .

  5. PS: keep forgetting to ask you, how are things going with the "design wall"?

  6. Well, Sue, we did it! Our second quilt along day has come and gone. I do love the fabrics you have selected. It's going to look just like the button you created,isn't it? You got a lot accomplished, too! Looking' good!

  7. You are going to start cutting today? Have fun!


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