Sunday, August 21, 2016

String Stars


I've been slowly working on hand quilting my String Stars with navy perle #8. .  There have been only a few days this summer when it was cool enough for me to work on it.  It's a large quilt and without air conditioning I start melting every time I pick it up to try to work on it.  At any rate I only have one and a half more stars to quilt. 





After the stars are quilted I have to decide how to quilt the border and those diamonds between stars. 

The stars have all been made from long string scraps. Most of those scraps were cut from leftover sides pieces of quilt backings. 

Today I woke up to a nice cool morning so I can't wait to do some quilting on this today and hopefully finish the one and a half stars.  First I have to make and can some spaghetti sauce -   tomatoes, peppers, onions, oregano, basil, parsley, garlic - all from the garden. Maybe while the sauce is simmering for 4-6 hours I'll get that stitching in and decide what to do with the diamonds and border.   


12 comments:

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I know what you mean about heat and working on a quilt. I am having a hard time just putting on a binding right now!

Andra Ridout said...

I love your hand quilting on these stars! It makes it look very classic! Beautiful!

tubakk said...

Beautiful!

Quilter Kathy said...

Simmering sauce and slow stitching... what could be better?!?!
Enjoy!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Oh I love string quilts. I am going to have to pull out my strings and start up the engine so I can finish those crib quilts I started last summer. The navy really looks great. I so have missed keeping up with blogs, yours especially!

gayle said...

I love these stringy stars! I've been admiring yours and Sally's, and I definitely want to make one of my own! (Must start acquiring strings...)

Janie said...

Great quilting and string stars! and what a delicious sauce recipe.

Barbara said...

Your string star is beautiful. I know what you mean about it being hot. I had to abandon quilting my string quilt for the summer in favor of something lighter. I'll pick it up again this winter.

Deb A said...

You are making me hungry for spaghetti! Love your quilt - those string stars are wonderful.

Robin said...

Such a colorful quilt. I love it!

Linda said...

Fabulous quilt. Love those colourful jewel-like stars. Is the background navy blue or black?

Caroline Heinrichs said...

This quilt block is one I've wanted to do for quite some time and you've given me another color inspiration!