Thursday, February 28, 2019

Star Blocks Finished? - Check

Whew - I have finally finished up all of the star blocks for the border of my Blind Man's Fancy quilt. It took a bit of time and effort to complete all 52 blocks and I am happy to move forward from here.

In preparation for the border of stars I have already stitched all of the brown outer triangles to the quilt top and joined all of the rows together. I find that sewing the rows together on the diagonal to be a bit tedious but it must be done. :)

I think the top looks pretty darn good even though it still needs trimming. At 72" square, before trimming, it is already fairly large. The star border alone will add another 12" so this is going to be quite a big quilt by the time it is finished.

I think the next thing I will do is sew the star blocks into 4 columns/rows and then measure them. That will help me to determine what size I need the quilt top to be so that the stars will fit properly around it.

This quilt is coming together really quickly - I can't wait to see it finished. :)


Jo said...

Your border really. Frames the centre. Looks great.

Chantal said...

Me too, I can't wait to see it finished. It will look so great with the star border. ;^)

Cheryl said...

Really like it Ellen. Can't wait to see it in person.

Love sis

The Joyful Quilter said...

Quite big and oh SEW lovely!!!