A few weeks ago, I was whining about piecing together 16 Lemoyne star blocks. I have had this quilt kit for at least 5 years and I've been dragging it around with me to do, all that time. Well, I did get the blocks done a few weeks ago and I was quite pleased with myself. The 8-pointed stars were the hard part and now, the rest of the quilt would be a breeze to sew. I intended to finish the quilt when I got back home in mid April. It will be an easy finish.
Earlier this week, I was looking for something easy to sew now that my Batik beauty is all pieced. I thought I'd put together the sashes and 9-patches for the Lemoyne star quilt and that way, it would be that much more done and really easy to put the quilt together when we get home. So I picked away at these sewing in 15 or 20 minute chunks. They took a few days but I did them with ease and almost effortless. I packed it all away in the pizza project box and tied a string around it. Done..until we get home.
Then yesterday, I got thinking, and a light bulb came on. I could use our queen size bed at the condo to lay out the blocks...Another 15 minute job that I could do to ease my effort, when I got home. I use Eleanor Burns method of laying out the quilt, labelling and stacking the rows to sew. This would make it easy to pick them up in an orderly fashion and start sewing them together when I got home. So I did organize them and put them back in the box. I did not tie up the box...
I guess, I knew that once I have this much done, I may as well continue. So this morning, I re-opened the box and in a couple of 25 or 20 minute sessions, the center of the Lemoyne quilt was together. I love how easy this format goes together. Because I always press to the dark, the seams lock together making the intersections perfect.
I've come to the conclusion that this will not go back in the pizza box. A look at the rainy weather forecast for tomorrow and Monday leads me to believe that I'll have the three borders on in the next few days. The border corners are what I love most about this quilt. Stay tuned. I'll show you it in a couple of days.
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