Saturday, 2 June 2012

Lone Star QAL day–post 1

I doubt that you remember, but by the end of the last Lone Star day, I had decided on this layout for the centre of the quilt, but with the corner stripes extending out into the borders? Well, I later realised that wouldn't work, as I only had the white inner border at the top and bottom and my need for all things to be symmetrical meant that I wouldn't like the stripes only at the top and bottom and not at the sides.  Soo, can you guess what happened next?

Yep, much thinking, and some testing going on here.  I dug out some scraps (yes, contrary to popular belief, I do have some!) and got sewing as you can see
giving me these test pieces
oh yes, and also giving me this
Ouch.  You know, in over 12 years of quilting, this is the first time I’ve ever cut myself with the rotary cutter.
So come back later to see what I’ve decided to do with those setting squares.

Meanwhile, pop over to Jayne, our hostess this month, to see who else is taking part this month.


  1. Ow, strewth, poor baby, etc.

    Is this the Goddess of Quilting telling you not to do something ... or did you start so early this morning that you hadn't had enough of your lovely coffee to be in charge of something dangerous like a rotary cutter?

    By the size of that plaster you've only nicked yourself, thank goodness. One day, when you're bored, I'll tell you the story of my thumb and a scalpel blade :{

  2. Ouch is right! Go easy today, girlie! Have a 'safe' day sewing and creating!

  3. Yikes - hope it's not too deep and heals quickly. Of course the important question is did you bleed on your quilt?

    Interesting test pieces...

  4. First rotary cutter nick ever! Wow, I think that's a record.

  5. Guess what?! I am reading blogs tonight. WOO HOO! Here is where I am starting on yours...not a good start with that boo boo!


I love to receive your comments, so please do leave them and wherever possible I will reply to you by email.

09 10