Friday, March 5, 2010

Lemoyne Star Quilt - Week 2

Last Friday, I was whining about all the Y seams in these Lemoyne Star blocks. In my post I had struggled to put one block together.

With a bit of encouragement, some studying of different techniques on "Y" seams, re-reading my pattern, I was all set to tackle the job.

So, this week, I'm pleased to say that I have all 16 blocks done. And I'm glad they are done. Again, the hardest part was just starting.

I'm quite pleased with how the points meet on the centers of the stars. I never ripped out one seam. Pinning and managing that center seam is the key. The rest of the quilt will be easy to put together, and I'll do that back in Freddy Beach, where I can stretch out in my own sewing room.

I've put away my sewing projects and today we are heading to Florida for a week to do some touristy stuff and to attend a quilt show. I'll be off-line for a bit, but when I come back in a week, I'll be sure to show you my picks at the quilt show and tell you about the big quilt shop that I'm going to visit. Stay tuned!

Happy Friday to my very best Friday Girlfriends!!

8 comments:

dp said...

Your points are perfect. I love the colors too. man, you are amazing!
Have a great break... in Florida. Say hi to all my friends there.

Sarah said...

Wow - that center looks great! LeMoyne Star is one of my favorites, but I've only been able to get it to look good if I hand piece it. Guess I'll keep practicing!

Lee said...

ooo - a show and shop trip - you lucky girl! We'll be all excited to see your goodies when you get home! Have fun.

Quilting Queen said...

Oooh! I am envious of your technical skill , not to mention your choice of colours. good work...

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Gail, Your points are absolutly perfect indeed. Beautiful job. Have a safe trip. I have lost your email addy so would you please email me. Thansk Hugs Your friend Judy

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful side trip. Can't wait for you to tell us all about it. We had coffee for you this morning. Linda G

Joanne said...

Your points are something I dream about! LOL
Looking forward to quilt show pics. Have a great time!

Vickie said...

I would like to know where to find the pattern for the LeMoyne quilt pictured?

Thank you, love your blog.