I am kind of glad this year is about over....only 2 more challenges to go...and my last 2 are simple ones....thankfully.
This one started out with this idea...just a page pulled out of a magazine somewhere.
I had several blocks paper pieced....but not the fabrics that i used for all of it. i realized early on that this original pattern wasn't going to happen if it was to be done by the end of the month.
i had these corners....when you put them together they actually don't join to properly make a circle. unless that was operator error...it's possible.
I only had 2 of these star blocks done...so 6 more of those to do.
The black in one of these corner blocks doesn't match the others. i found the black fabric that i used originally....AFTER i finished the fourth block with a diferent black. i was NOT going to re-do it. it is what it is. you might not notice if i didn't point it out. 3 blocks have dots and one block is plain black.
Did not have any of the log cabin blocks made....but they go together fairly easily and quickly. by this point i realized i better call it done or it would never get finished.
Many little other paper pieced blocks had to be assembled. i sure like paper piecing but it is time consuming.
I had to add the rows of red and gray/brown lattice to make the size match up with the corner blocks.
Those stars seem to take forever....there are 8 sections for each one.
It wound up being about 77" square...not a bad size but not anywhere near queen size. but i am ok with that. i hung onto the pattern. i still might go back and revisit that one day and make it as the pattern shows. i still like it.
This is the back.
Don't you love my bright yellow binding? LOL i thought it needed it to tie back to the yellow in the middle.
I was anxious every month that Judy pulled a number....i knew this one was going to be a bear to finish. i pulled it out about 3 months ago and worked a few blocks when i could....and good thing, too, or it still might not be finished.
November and December are gonna be a breeze....nothing elaborate like this. thank you, Judy, for pushing us to finish those UFOs. Dare i try 2 UFOs a month for 2013? we'll see...