Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Star BOM-first star made


Since I was busy helping DGD with her log cabin rainbow, I didn't get to work on the JudyL Star BOM until today. In the category of 'do as I say, not as I do', if you are not feeling well, don't sew! I can't tell you how many mistakes I made and how much frog stitching I did for this block. I have one of the worst summer colds that I can remember, big time pressure in the head, congestion, pressure in the ears,...you get the picture. I wanted to work on this so badly that I forged ahead. I should have given myself another day or two and avoided making some really dumb mistakes.

In any case, it is finished. I am still concerned that there isn't enough contrast between my two dark fabrics, but since Vicky has become my hero, I will adopt her motto and boldly declare "It stays where it lays!"

edited to reply to QUILTER POLLY: Polly, I see that you have asked several of us the same question, however your blog is set for 'no reply' so we have no address to send you the answer. I hope that you stop back, in case you do: I'm using Omnigrid, that's what I have. JudyL says she uses Creative Grid. The rulers aren't marked with 16ths, they do have 8ths. Think back to math class (UGH!) if something says 3/16, that is between the 1/8 (which would be 2/16) and the 2/8(which is also 4/16 or 1/4)-so basically you line up your fabric betwen those marks. It takes good eyes and a leap of faith, but it works.

11 comments:

Bobbie Bentneedle said...

Gail, I love your fabrics just the way they are. There are two obviously different fabrics which are similar enough that they make the center star absolutely POP! It looks great, especially to have been made under such adverse conditions!
Bobbie in Texas

Margo said...

Really like your block...it will be beautiful when done...I always love blacks in any form on a quilt...pink makes it soft...

quilterpolly said...

I am trying to do the block what ruler do you use to cut 5 3/16? I can do 7/8 but wow where is 3/16? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Polly in Long Beach

Perry said...

I think this block looks great!

Jeanne said...

The contrast is more subtle, but the block is beautiful! I wouldn't change a thing.

Sue R said...

Your color combination is really interesting, and I think it will be beautiful when it's done.

quilterpolly said...

Thank you so much for responding. I am still trying to set up my blog. I guess I don't have it all set up. I am new at the blogging. Thank you for the ruler help. Wow is all I can say on the 5/16 thing.
Thanks for responding. my e-mail is quilterpolly21@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I think your quilt will be very beautiful !!
Glo

Dot in beautiful NE GA said...

Great looking block. Hope you are feeling better.
Dot in beautiful northeast GA.

Julie said...

Great looking block. I think the contrast is just right.

Barb D said...

I'm still liking your fabrics!! Nice job on the block! FYI, I use Nifty Notions rulers - they do have 1/16th markings.