I finished the top of this 41"x41" wall hanging in two days. My Quiltsmart Club had a retreat to learn how to do a lone star. I thought it would be my whole life, this lone star project. It's kind of anti-climatic that it's done already. Makes me feel like I need to do another one and give this one away to my Mom. It will go perfectly in her basement with her navy and red couches.
Also, I needed a reason to buy something at Material Girls when Amy and I met there on Wednesday!
It was so fun to see her in person (and not on the brink of death - that's where she was when I met her four years ago). We are truly kindred spirits. Her little boy thought I was my sister Allyn, which was the best compliment he could have given me. :) I'll leave off the photo of Amy and me together since it's already on her post for today. (It was a gentle reminder that I need not wear my comfy clothes out in public ever again.) If I haven't said it yet, Amy is amazing. She has inspired me to finish projects and "engage" my creativity. Pretty good for an imaginary friend. :)
So! My Sew & Tell item today is my "Americana" Lone Star:
1. Cut out some rectangles in four different fabric flavors (I was going for a 4th of July wall hanging).
2. Line the first rectangle up on the Quiltsmart interfacing and put the next piece, right sides together on top of it.
3. Sew along the solid line, turn back so the right side is up again and iron down.
4. Blah blah blah - make eight of these.
5. Sew the background onto each diamond, then sew each "square" together. Do a weird job of machine quilting and TA DA! A sweet little wall hanging for Mom: