This is a project I've been working on, casually, for the last month or so. I had bought all these 1/4-yard cuts of Anna Maria Horner's Garden Party line, and had NO IDEA how to use them. Big-pieced diamond quilts have always beckoned, and in the end I went with a six-point star from a 60-degree diamonds. I've pieced 18 of them, and would like to boast a little about my seam intersections:
So marking the 1/4" at each point really does pay off! (Also: starch before cutting. Really. I use Mary Ellen's Best Press.) I am going to set the stars against kind of a spice brown... like cinnamon I think. And although I am happy with my point intersections, I am considering appliqueing a hexagon of a different print in the center of each star. It'll give it more of a flower look, but it's a design element I won't be able to decide on until I get the whole thing assembled.
So far, January has been light on sewing. I started the new year with a stomach virus and have been slow to regain momentum. Ack! I'm just not as motivated right now...
On the 'develop more varied ways of spending free time in 2010' list:
-become a wizard at bread-baking (two recipes completed with success, including one from Angry Chicken!)
-learn to crochet so I can make something like this
-dye fabric more, and better, the Malka way
-I reeeeeally want to start screenprinting my own fabric but have never enjoyed the process enough to become good at it (or perhaps the other way around) SO:
-either learn to love it or collaborate with someone who does already
Tonight is the season premier of Project Runway! I can get my sewing fix without getting my fabric out!!