Wednesday, April 18, 2012
What a mess we have here....
After some thought and also consultation with friends, I've decided to use large sunburst pieces to fill out the corners of the Lone Star quilt. Trying not to regret this decision...
I drew up a sunburst block in Electric Quilt, printed it out, and took my drawing to a nearby office supply store, where they cheerfully made me gigantic blowups and charged me a small fortune for them. (I miss my access to free printing at the library...)
So--financially, I am pretty much committed.
I'm here to tell you that paper piecing on this large scale is even less fun than paper piecing on a small scale. Who knew? This project is looking like it definitely falls in the deadly category--it calls into play some conceptualizing skills that haven't been used in a long, long time. If ever.
Not to mention that it eats up a lot of fabric.
Here's how one sunburst looks so far, untrimmed and butting up against a corner of the quilt.