Wednesday, November 20, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Red Star Quilt

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

 I am linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

The quilt(s) I have been working on pretty much exclusively this week are the Red Star Quilt for my boss and my Christmas quilt.

Since I've shared plenty of Christmas quilt pictures, and haven't taken any recently, I'll just stick to the Red Star Quilt.

So this is going to be a lap sized quilt, about 60x60" made of 25 basketweave star blocks. I am making 24 red stars and 1 blue star.

I have a super tight deadline. I am hoping to have it completely finished by the Monday before Thanksgiving since my boss will be having knee replacement surgery the week after Thanksgiving, and I'll be in Michigan until she's out. My guild mates were amazing and helped me out with a ton of red scraps that I used up completely.

 Here is the blue star block. My husband loves it, and I'm rather happy with it as well.

I made one red practice block a while back, but here are the remaining 23 blocks. Still in pieces. The top two corners are sewn together, but I still need to do the bottom and then join them together.

My goal for this week is to finish putting together the blocks and maybe even the top. Then this weekend I can focus on the backing (I got 108" backing fabric for the first time, but I want to insert at least one strip of red in the midst of the navy blue fabric) and maybe even get started on the quilting.

I have a red and white stripe fabric for the binding that I'm really excited about as well, since I've never done stripey binding and love the look.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh, the star blocks are great! Good luck with your deadline!