Sunday, June 24, 2007

Retreat Results

Well, here's the main thing I did on our retreat this weekend, sewd four half lone-star blocks to the 4 corners of this unfinished ostrich of mine, setting it on point. It's not quite as pinkish as it looks in this photo under the indoor lights at the lodge:



This was my first lone-star, and I realize I've still got a lot to learn about quiltmaking! All those set-in squares are SO not my thing... but I can do them now. And I need to work on my pinning and accuracy! Most of my seams match pretty well, but I've got to be more careful, I think.

I also got a quilt bound - one made with the delectable mountain pattern from Bonnie's site. I'll get a picture of that one later. *Yawns* We were up late the last two nights, talking and eating and sewing and laughing, so I think a Sunday afternoon nap is called for. :)

19 comments:

nansi said...

okay i so still wanna do this one too!

good job

purp

Vicki W said...

It's beautiful!

Tazzie said...

Wow! It's really beautiful Jane, and the colours are just gorgeous, you've done a wonderful job.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

joyce said...

Gorgeous! But all those set-in seams! Not for me, much as I love the finished result.

atet said...

It is truly beautiful -- but I shudder at thinking of all the inset seams as well. Great work!

cher said...

brave you! looks gorgeous for sure-I really like the colors you chose as well-that is a lot to get done on a retreat...

Fiona said...

Wow, this one looks spectacular - and I don't (read can't) do set-in seams at all so I'm in awe.

Jane Weston said...

It looks fantastic! I like the green trim on the set in squares and triangles. I've only done one lonestar too and I had to be super super careful because of all those bias edges.

Gail said...

Spectacular! that is one impressive quilt.

Judith said...

Spectacular and very beautifull.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Great quilt! Love the design and colors.

Patti said...

Looks absolutely marvelous! I can't see anything wrong with your piecing - don't tell anyone where the problems are and no one will see them. I bet Tonya (the Lazy Quilter) loves the colors of this one - right up her alley.

Angie said...

WOW!!! That is absolutely stunning!! And that's your FIRST Lone Star???? Gorgeous!

Jeanne said...

If that's your first lone star, I can't wait to see the second one! It
is fantastic. You did a marvelous job, IMHO.

Linda_J said...

WOW, Jane--this one is a stunner. I vote for it for viewers choice at your next quilt show.

I think we always learn something about our craft no matter how simple a quilt might be--how we might have done it differently, or what it might look like in alternate colorations, or just were we could have improved our piecing or quilting.

Like today I am tackling a curved edge block---jury is still out on this one. A few threads off at center but is it all that noticeable?? Galloping horse rule may well apply or I chalk this all off as learning experience or a block for an orphan quilt down the line.

Carol E. said...

Kudos to you for a gorgeous quilt!! I know I'm not precise enough to attempt all those set in seams that need to match perfectly. Mine would be truly wonky and amateurish. I greatly admire your talent.

Dawn said...

Oh my gosh! It turned out beautiful!

swooze said...

Wow! That is gorgeous!

Helen said...

Well done, it looks fantastic.

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