Sometimes Things Need to Change Part II

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A few months ago I had posted about a quilt that was going to make a metamorphosis into something new:

Sometimes Things Need to Change Part I

At times, without mentioning any names, there are people in my home that are well, home. This means I cannot begin to think I can work on certain top secret projects when they are home. So, I pull out something else to work on when they are there.

I don’t know that this Christmas quilt will make it to my bed this year for Christmas, but I can hope! This revamp got started back in August when Luanne and I went camping. This is where I last left off:wpid-20150821_113541-1.jpg

Since then I have added the Squares and Triangles to surround the star and give me another chance to do “Y Seams”! This called out for a dark border to frame the center.  I had a bunch of pieced blocks that measured about 4 1/2″ . I spent a little time arranging them to make some sort of sense or add a design element

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Let’s talk about the center for a second… I randomly took one of the 4 1/2″ finished blocks and put it on top of the center of the star. It adds detail and will become a part of the quilt. I think this will get machine blanket stitched down to add a fun element.

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Then.. do you see how the 2 star points kind of fade into the background? What to do? I pulled out the same diamond template that I made the star points with. I took that to a couple more leftover finished blocks and cut them in a way that the points would become the most pronounced – dark fabric at the point. These will also be appliqued down.

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I am currently working on a little something fun for the corners on this border. Something to give it a little bit of a pop! Following that.. who knows? I am feeling the need to do something with curves of some sort to mix it up! Waiting for it to come to me!

Stay Tuned!

Pam

Sometimes Things Need to Change Part I

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