Thursday, February 23, 2012


Sisty gave me this quilt months ago.  In fact, it was so long ago that I forgot that I had it, and at one time, I even asked my guild whose quilt this was!  Then, finally, sisty came to visit me, after four years of being here, and she saw the quilt and asked when I would have time to do it.   Talk about egg on my face!  So I made a promise to myself to do it immediately after I finished my contribution to the Outreach Program quilts.

Missy has been quilting for over 20 years.  I'm a rank beginner compared to her.  She started quilting before the time of rotary cutters, when you had to cut each individual triangle or whatever with scissors. She had tried to get me interested in quilting at that time, but I just was not going to survive the painstaking efforts it took way back then. 

The first picture shows her Lone Star quilt, straight off the frame.  The second is a close up of some of the feathers in the open spaces in the quilt.

When I saw the Lone Star, I thought of Texas, of course, and the song "Deep in the Heart of Texas", so I put feathered hearts in the corners.

Of course, when it comes to all those rhomboids in the points of the star, the only quilting that really shines is CC, or continuous curve, so I spent HOURS doing those for her.  And today, I finally finished it!  As soon as I find a suitable box for this quilt, it will be in the mail to her!  Hurray!