Lucky 13

Lucky 13 – as in 13 finished string LeMoyne star blocks.  The last one was pieced Friday night and Saturday’s project was to get the top completed.

This quilt top was a project of mood swings – I enjoyed making the string diamonds, but it was getting pretty boring by the time I was doing the last few.  And the 104 diamonds did not make a dent in my string bin, but that will be something to consider later.

I really like the look of LeMoyne stars, however the block sewing is all sew a short seam, cut threads, sew a short seam, cut threads, and repeat which can get very monotonous.  Then there was all the steam & spray starch to get the blocks to lay flat.  String diamonds – bias & bias.  Of course there were block volcanos to be pressed into submission.

The top and bottom string border was added to lighten the quilt top and add some length.  The finished size of the top is 70 1/2″ x 74 1/2″.

The hexagon butterflies have been sewn to the background and the fabric from the original butterly quilt has been located.

Isn’t this going to be cute?  Now I need to take the time to decide on quilt size so that I can figure the strip width.  Maybe next weekend.  This project is turning out exactly how I had envisioned it in my head.  Yeah!

With seven weeks left in the year, I need to be brutally honest with myself with which quilting projects I can finish before the close of 2020.  I have been cleaning up and organizing my sewing space in preparation for 2021 while I have considering this issue.

So, what are projects are on your “Get Done This Year” list?

Have a good quilty week,

Marlene

1 thought on “Lucky 13

  1. Judy Hansen

    Wow, only 7 weeks left in the year…..hard to believe it. Your sashing of your string stars really adds beauty to the quilt. I like it a lot. I miss your links to Design Wall Mondays – please come back. Hugs, Judy

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