We are almost to the end of the Feathered Stars. One of my favorite blocks is the Pine Burr. There are 49 pieces in the center 6″ block. I did the dreadful paper piecing with this one. Spent a lot of time picking paper out of the back which is precious time that could be used sewing instead.
I started planning the sashing and cornerstones on paper yesterday. Originally I was going to do a Variable Star for the cornerstone but I am running short on fabric so have changed to the Ohio Star. They will be 3.3/4″ and Inklingoable.
Here is a picture of the quilt that received the highest honors at the Dallas Quilt Show 2011. It was an amazing quilt and very unique. My camera battery went down so I had to take the pictures with my Iphone and the shots do not give this quilt justice.
The close up of the quilt shows the precision of the applique work; Perfect circles, ruched flower centers, and bias. The multi-color thread around the bias strip applique is the the most perfect embroidery stitch I have ever seen and the docent told us it was totally hand done. This quilter deserved the Best of Show Ribbon.