August is just about gone. Is it just me or has this month zoomed by also? (And I don't mean a Zoom meeting although I've been enjoying a lot during the month.) It seems that I may have committed to more posts than I can deliver. I skipped Friday but I'll be showing a finish today instead.
First, although I was hoping to make a big dent in my homespun collection, for some reason it doesn't look like all that much has been used. I spent part of a Zoom get together refolding what is left. It was completely full to the top before. Hum, there is quite a bit left still. Maybe I'll need to do another one, strips maybe 'cause I have lots of smaller pieces left.
Here's one of my finishes from this month. This was completely from stash. The center of the stars was a Hoffman Challenge fabric years ago. I thought I was really clever with the top and bottom row.... but I think it would have looked much better if I centered a flying goose in the middle and then left a half goose (otherwise known as a half square triangle) at the far sides. Oh well.
I used So Fine thread (Gerber Daisy #495).
The quilting design is "Star Struck" from My Creative Stitches. The design comes with both sharp points on the stars and rounded points on the stars. This one is rounded.
It's actually hard to see the stars on most of these pictures. But the one above you should be able to see them. I decided after I was all done I probably should have made each row smaller. It was set about 13.5" wide and 10.25 tall. (I forget the number of repeats.) When I use this particular design again, I'll make these two numbers closer to the same size. I can do that by changing the number of patterns across and the number of rows.
I haven't been sewing as much as usual, or so it seems. I'm hoping to get at least one other of my goals done by Tuesday afternoon. One of the things I am doing is upgrading the computer that runs the long arm. The computer came in and we've got a connector I need on order. My trusty computer guru will come out to move the program and files for me and set everything up. YEA! I'm not sure when I'll be able to get a design quilted with it but I hope it is soon.
I'm linking up with my go-to linky parties: Oh Scrap, Monday Making, and Design Wall Monday. (You know the drill, I'll link with these two blogs when they post.) I'm hoping for lots of fun eye candy when I check out these parties.
Hum, I see Blogger has changed something else. I always check my links to make sure they are working, but tonight the option was no longer available. Rats. On rare occasions I have linked incorrectly. Oh well.
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie