After a wonderfully restful week off, it's time to head back to the office today. I'm not ready, but I'll get over it. The Scientist in Training headed back to college yesterday. She'll be home for winter break in two weeks.
I got to spend a lot of time in the sewing room last week. The last border was stitched onto the Red White and Blue Stars quilt.
|Red, White and Blue Stars, Setting self designed|
It just took 15 plus years to get this project from inception to finished quilt top. But it was worth the wait. I'm happy with how the top worked out. The blocks were started in a quilt shop class on how to make Lone Star blocks when we were in Texas. We made one block in class. Life at the time included a 6 year old, a job working at a manufacturing plant where I was on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week, two hurricanes (Katrina and Rita) and a move back to Oklahoma. Best I can tell the two blocks I'd finished before we moved got put away till 2012. I didn't finish making the blocks till 2018. It took me about a year to figure the final layout.
I also got a pretty good start on the label last week.
All the red in the stars makes me think of a red gingham table cloth my grandmother used to cover the picnic table when we went to the lake when I was little. So Picnic Stars seemed an appropriate name for the quilt.
I have the fabric for the backing, I just need do the final measurements, figure out how to cut the fabric for the back and then sew it all together. The plan is to tackle that sometime in December. Between work and the holiday prep, quilt clean up and final pressing probably won't happen till after Christmas. Besides, Trudy has her own holiday to get ready for. RWB Stars won't get finished this year, but will be my first finish in 2021.