9/8/17

For my next trick...

Remember when Bullwinkle used to say "for my next trick, I'm gonna pull a rabbit out of this hat."  Well, my next quilting project turned out much like Bullwinkle's attempts to pull a rabbit. 

But first, my cat got sick. 
 
 
I've been singing Soft Kitty to her.  Well, till I got the $302 vet bill.  Then, I started telling her she was obligated to get better.  No choice.  And, she did.  Probably had more to do with the antibiotics.  But, whatever.  Makes me feel better to think I had a hand in it. 
 
So, this is the quilt I pulled out of my hat.  This is a Broken Star quilt that I made in half size, so it came out a quarter of the size of the queen sized pattern.  It finishes at about 46" square. 
 
 
 
Very cute quilt.  Lots and lots of tiny pieces.  I enjoyed piecing it and it looks great...from a little distance.  But, like Bullwinkle pulling out a rhinoceros, when I got close enough to quilt it, I realized that more of those points don't match than I originally thought.  And, there are a lot of slightly curved lines that should be straight.  And, while you can't tell it from the front, you can definitely tell it from the back.
 


This is the back I Pieced.  The leftover yardage from the border fabric is a great, busy print that hides most of the errors.  A lot more would have been hidden if I'd used blue thread instead of off white.  But, I'm not picking it out for that.  I already picked out the whole center because of the way the white thread showed up on the dark blue fabric on the front.  I've switched to invisible for the star points and I'll do the rest with the off-white.  That should show up nicely in the white squares. 

 
 
I'm nearly done with the star points.  Just a few sections to go.  And, then I have to draw something for the white squares.  Not quite sure what that's going to be.  Not a feather wreath.  I've got to be able to think of something more original than that.  And, I am honestly feathered out.  So, I'll think and think and think and draw some ideas. 
 
And, I'll probably end up going with the feather wreath.
 
Watching three storms.  Irma is expected to do the same kind of devastating damage that Harvey did.  I feel for the people that are trying to evacuate and sitting in traffic and I'm sending my best to the people that have chosen to stay.  Scary times. 
 
Climate change being real, and all that, you know.  Can/t say it often enough on my little platform when morons are squealing the lies against it from theirs. 
 
Lane

6 comments:

The Joyful Quilter said...

Look at that sweet quilt from the back of a galloping horse, Lane. It's absolutely PERFECT!!!

Mari said...

Such a pretty quilt, Lane. Once it's all quilted and blocked, you will will be the only one to see any mistakes. I like the idea of feather wreaths, but I get that it can be dull to do the same thing over and over. As for the weather--have you checked to be sure we're not actually in a disaster movie? :) Enjoy the weekend!

Dot Wankat said...

Nice colors in your quilt. Yellow and blue are classic, but the green is unexpected and lovely - as is placing the sprinkling of white flowers in the star points. Your backing also looks planned rather than making available yardage work. Another lovely, amazingly intricate quilt. Nothing wrong with feathers, I'm just saying. Though your brown wholecloth warmup quilt had some interesting quilting on it.....

Anonymous said...

Great quilt. Glad your cat is on the mend. Have a good weekend. Mary

Beverly Wood said...

Beautiful quilt. Glad your kitty is better.

Joyce said...

"Soft Kitty" oh so clever. LOL