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Starry Starry Night!

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Magical Jelly Roll Quilts taught by Kimberly Einmo

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Whimsical, Casual, Funky
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What materials did you use? 100% cotton fabric, fusible web, thread

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What are you most proud of? its on point! I finally managed to do the border with the limited fabric I had available and a fat quarter I found. I'm disappointed I couldn't miter the border corner - its doable but I didn't have enough fabric. Maybe next time...

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you're stuck with a project take the time to ask yourself why. Brainstorm, discuss it with someone else. Look for a new perspective or another approach to get going again and finish it. I had given up with putting it on point (didn't know how) and had myself convinced I wouldn't be able to find more fabric for the border. Once I learned fusible webbing I realized I could put it on point - all I needed was border fabric. In the end I shopped again and found a fat quarter that worked!

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This looks so good! Did you really unsew the star from the background fabric then fuse to new background piece! What a lot of work - Congrats on getting the look YOU wanted!

06/11/2013 Flag

Well, yes Darns. I did frog stitch the star and fuse it on point. One of my original problems was not achieving a 1/4 inch seam outside those points. Even with a couple tries some of them were exactly on the edge! So I had to rip it out anyhoo. As always - thanks friend.

06/11/2013 Flag

What a smart idea! I love how the pattern of the fabric gets smaller as you go from the center to the egde - makes the design pop a bit. I think I'm going to borrow your idea and do one similar for my block.

06/11/2013 Flag

Thanks Odd Cat Stitch! I look forward to seeing your block :D

06/11/2013 Flag

Congratulations! That is such a pretty quilt, and I love the colours.

06/12/2013 Flag

Thank you Queen Dragon :D

06/12/2013 Flag

I commend your perservence! I still haven't finished mine. Part way thru I messed up cutting the diamonds and got so frustrated I stopped. You've encouraged me to get back to it. Your quilt is beautiful!

06/14/2013 Flag

I hear you! I did the same thing. I reached a point where I was afraid to rip it out yet again. Thanks so much for your compliments!

06/15/2013 Flag

Well worth your perseverance Jean - looks brilliant - I haven't tried mine yet - hope I can get this current quilt finished so I can try. Thanks for the tip about fusible webbing.

07/02/2013 Flag

Thank you Beth! I'm happy I persevered too. It was worth it from many standpoints!

07/03/2013 Flag