Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Slowly...




I have decided on a layout for my red and white star piece. I imagine the plain yellow space filled with a red, vine-like applique and circular shapes in red and white prints. At least that's the current plan. The plain area might need to be wider for bigger visual rest, and I'm also not sure about the red area around the center. I might also go for a pieced, ribbon type border instead of the applique. It's been incredibly difficult to come to this decision, considering how simple it really is. The biggest hurdle seemed to be deciding on a size, meaning how many of those stars do I really want to make! This plan is a smallish queen, bigger than originally intended, but potentially more practical. It has also committed me to hiring a long arm quilter too, I guess.

I have three more of the split Lemoyne stars to do, and twenty (yes twenty!) of the smaller plain ones. They are going faster now, and I have improved; in fact I'm proud of these last two. Pretty nice points if I do say so myself.

And while I'm boasting: My quilt, Ghost Orchids was accepted into this year's Road to California! (Detail shot here.) This was a pleasant surprise. I was expecting a "thanks-but-no-thanks blah, blah, blah" letter.

14 comments:

Vicki W said...

That's going to be beautiful!

Debra said...

First off, Congratulations on being accepted to Road to CA!

On your quilt, I don't see the need for the cornerposts and intersections if you are using one fabric. I think it would look better without all the seams. Although, maybe you are using a variety of yellows & then that would make sense.

and I heard that "practical" commentary. . . .*wink*

Libby F. said...

You did do a good job with those stars-they have a lot of movement.! I really like the idea of vines in that yellow section too. Will the vines be continuous or done in two sections, one for 2 of the four corners? Just can't wait to see it.

rianammerman said...

Congratulations on being accepted to Road!

Split LeMoyne stars...I did one of those once. One. Once. Yours do look perfect.

The quilt is going to be stunning!

Barbara C said...

Congratulations on your acceptance into the Road show. Your orchid quilt is truly stunning.

The design of your pinwheels quilt is very fun. I yellow is a great choice.

Shasta said...

These are beautiful - I love the 3-D effect you have going there.

Congratulations on being accepted to road of CA!

dee said...

congratulations Kay. Wonderful news that you were excepted. I really liked that piece so much.
The stars are beautiful and I like the ribbon border idea. It always looks so nice on anything I've seen it with.
Still crazy about that red.

Allison Ann Aller said...

You would never admit it, but I think you are ON A ROLL!!!
Great that your Ghost Orchid is going to Road.....

jenclair said...

Congratulations! Ghost Orchids deserves to be widely seen!

And, of course, I continue to love these stars.

Kim said...

Looks wonderful! I like the smaller stars around - have you considered replacing every other small star with a red block and quilt in the star. Hiring out the quilting sounds great to me.

Congrats on your Ghost Orchid.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Thanks for posting a link to the Ghost Orchids DETAIL. Your work is stunning and leaves me speechless.

Now, as for the split Lemoyne stars... I'm thrilled you're posting these with pride as they're worthy of beaming!!! Naturally, as I've said before, I'm in love with these stars and this layout is fantastic.

A GREAT post!!!

Nellie's Needles said...

Woo Hoo! about your orchid quilt!

I look forward to watching your star quilt progression.

laura west kong said...

that's a wonderful star layout! I'm looking forward to seeing your quilt at Road!

Beth said...

Nah, nanny, boo-boo,
that is what I told you!
See, I told you that you would be surprised by the response you get! Congrats!

I'm just goin' on with you. It's awesome to be surprised, isn't it?

Oh, I love the stars, too!