Ever since I saw this quilt from Simply Libby(scroll down the entry to see the quilt), I have been in love.
So in love that I started my own last year….
After I made my first star, my excitement was tampered a bit when I realized it took about 2.5 hours just to stitch one star together.
After doing a little bit of counting and figuring, my best guess is that it will take 87 diamonds and 27 stars. That’s when I realized this was going to HAVE to be a ten year project. I figured that meant about 9 diamonds and 3 stars a year. Now that sounds do-able. Then I realized all the diamonds need a black row around them and all the stars need a white row around them…that popped my balloon! Well, I either need to step it up a bit or this is going to be a 20 year project :(.
Thanks to my California trip in January, I am making some progress for the year. I have 12 completed diamonds…2 completed stars….12 started stars and 29 started diamonds.
I am all out of matching 12’s so I am back to the cutting board.
Being I watch very little television, I mostly work on this in the car or take it to places that I can stitch at.
Since starting this project, I have a WHOLE new appreciation for English paper piecing and hexagon quilts. I already have my eye on the next one I’d like to make….check this one out…In fact, I have section of my quilt binder that is designated for hexagon quilts I’d like to make….at this rate, I think I would need to live to be 200 before I would get all the hexagon quilts made finished….For now, I’m trying to stay concentrated on this one.