I finally decided to devote last weekend to basting my Stars in a Time Warp quilt.
It's fairly large 85" x 85" and the only place I have to work is on the dining room table. I basted a large grid by going through the center of each block both vertically and horizontally, diagonally from corner to corner and along the outer edges.
These are the fabrics I put on the back. A 2-yard piece of A Season of Toiles From The Allentown Art Museum by P&B runs down the center bordered on three sides by Jeanne Horton's The Settlement Collection Antique Floral Brown.
I usually make the backing 3" larger than the quilt top on all sides. When I'm finished basting I fold and pin the excess fabric to protect the edges.
I'm quilting a 2" crosshatch all over which should go pretty fast.
For last week's stars I had to make the most of one small piece of a Neon Novelty print which I'd been saving.
I started off with the print in the center and combined it with a Millennium fabric of blue/green on black.
Points were next . . .
Then the last of it for two corner squares.
So I had no more Neon for one more star. But Barbara B. said if you didn't have any neon prints in your stash you could always choose a black and off-white print and pretend the neon faded. So that's what I did :)
Look at this fun orphan block with its great neon print. It was on the "freebie" table at the 2012 AQSG Seminar.
Changing the subject :) After 30+ years we finally got a new washing machine which meant I had to thoroughly clean the laundry room. I keep part of my apron collection in there on a shelf and began to wonder if I really needed them all.
The answer was "no, I didn't." But then I went to a costume/prop sale at NJ Shakespeare and what did I buy? An apron!
I just couldn't resist this one with its deep scalloped edge, rickrack-trimmed pocket, black bow, and original tag. It's reversible--polished cotton on one side and organdy on the other.
I have a similar one in pink with a pretty oval pocket trimmed in tiny rickrack and . . .
. . . another in yellow . . .
. . . with a fun 60s print.
I must have close to 100 aprons. You can see more of my collection here and here.
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