Sew Many Projects, So Little Time

This is showcase of my projects in various stages.

Hand Pieced

This quilt top was hand pieced a few years ago while I was in Germany. It was made after my first hand piecing class. Most of it was done at work when things got slow. The plan was to hand quilt it. I thought I'd lost the piece during my move back to the US. Also missing was a quilt I made for one of my sisters.

Imagine the joy I felt when unpacking from yet another move to discover both items in a box with my husband's sleeping bag and my poncho lining. I am still going to hand quilt it. Have to figure out what to call it. I thinking something like "Wandering Star" in light of the trip it is taken.


Spudgrandma said:

That is so pretty Kris.  I am in awe of those of you who hand quilt and piece. I did one years ago and never again.

# July 22, 2009 1:09 AM

Spudgrandma said:

Sorry about the double post! Not sure what happened.

# July 22, 2009 1:11 AM

gini said:

kris, very beautiful quilt. actually it is stunning. i love the way you've used the yellow and blue. yellow is a hard color  for me to work with.  great job. gini

# July 22, 2009 4:12 AM

gini said:

kris, how about shimmering star?  the way you used the white in the middle of the star it looks like it is glowing.  gini

# July 22, 2009 4:15 AM

Kris said:

Thanks for the praise ladies. Gini that's actually a pale yellow in the star but I like the name so I'll keep it.

# July 22, 2009 6:05 PM

Thea said:

Oh that is very beautiful - thank you for sharing

God bless,


# July 22, 2009 6:15 PM

Judy Iliff said:

That is a beautiful quilt, Kris! I a partial to blue and yellow quilts. I like the name you've chosen, too.

# July 23, 2009 10:51 PM

Thea said:

Kris - I will have to post a picture of my Lone Star - it also was hand pieced and I hand quilted it - Jay and I had been rear ended in our truck - the bed of the truck was hit so hard it went into the cab and we had an extended cab... I was driving at the time - at a complete stop at the end of the road we live on - I had my left turn signal on and because of a line of traffic - knew I would be there for a while so was half turned in my chair looking at Jay - Bang sounded like a bomb - the next thing I saw was Jay moving in slow motion backwards and then forwards... both captains chairs were broke... I realized we were going forward towards the oncoming traffic and put my foot on the brake again...

I was taken to the hospital and had my 2nd neck surgery and surgery on my left shoulder...

Now I tell you all this because I was signed up for this quilt class - a hand quilting class of an Oklahoma quilt - you couldn't buy the pattern and she wouldn't just give it to you - you had to take the class... so after surgery with my arm in a sling I would sit in the class and hold the material up real high and sew...

And at this time I decided to make the Lone star at home... see I told you I can't sit still and I can't - I would stand for about 20 minutes cutting out the pieces - then I would sit down and hold it up real high with the left arm in the sling and sew the pieces together... by the time I got it done my arm was out of the sling and I was able to sit on my front porch and lap quilt it together...

I have never finished the quilt I took in that class - the top is done but I don't like the material I used for the sashing and filler blocks - I took this class from this lady - at the time I didn't know anything about her - but she is a very controlling teacher - you are supposed to go to class and she will help you pick out all your materials for the class... well I had brought my own -

I was still in the AF and money was tight - we were buying our house and I didn't have $200 to spend on fabric for a quilt - the class itself was $65 - and Jay had given me that for a b/d  Anyway, I had enough material for all the blocks but didn't have the rest of it - well she helped me pick out this material and it is okay - it just isn't me - so I did finish the quilt top but one of these days I will take it apart and put it back together with material that I will select...

I do love your quilt - this is one of my favorite patterns - this and the feathered star... I am taking a class from Marsh McCloskey in Sept for that one...

# July 25, 2009 11:07 PM

Joyce Brenden said:

Your Lone Star is really spectacular, Kris.

# August 10, 2009 12:31 AM