OK, so here we are with the Lone Star... And I apologize for the bad setting for photos, but it's too windy to even try to photograph this monster outside today.
The setting squares have all been made and attached, and the outer diamonds have been made and attached. Where do I go from here?
In order to make this quilt square, four corner pieces are needed. Four gigantic triangles. And I'm faced with the same problem as I had with the inset squares--what to do with all that space?
I've been playing in EQ, drawing sunbursts, which would need huge enlargement and would be paper pieced. Is this what I want to do? Or I could continue with the star and chain blocks I used for the inset squares.
Lurking in the distance is the fact that the addition of the big triangles will bring this quilt only to about 100" square. ONLY?? Well, the quilt is for a queen-sized bed, and I like a nice generous drop. The quilt needs to be bigger than 100" square.
Which means....this quilt is going to need BORDERS. Much planning and piecing remains. In other words, the light is no where near appearing at the end of this particular tunnel.