Thursday, September 1, 2011
Have you ever been stumped by a quilt???? Well, here is my "stump quilt." I can't even remember what year I made it...but I do know it was a long time ago and it is now time to conquer the quilt! I love this star pattern which I learned in a class with Debbie Caffrey. She used to come to Bend and teach mystery quilt classes at BJ's Quilt Basket when there really was a BJ in the shop! I loved her mystery classes because I learned so much, had a rip roaring great time and was fed a dinner. I adapted this star pattern into a design of my own creation adding little flowers which I hand button holed in the center. Even quilted it...because I had the intention of making a prairie point border. I saved the green fabric which has cute little chickens on it just for that purpose...then I was stumped.
I have never made a prairie point border. This quilt is lying on top of a queen size bed and just covers the top...so for a quilt that size how big do you cut the squares and how do you attach the points???? These questions so perplexed me that I folded it away to live in...a place called my "stump vortex." It is where projects live that I don't understand why I purchased them, how to finish them or how to even get started???
Aren't these stars wonderful!
And this is where I ended. The prarire points are supposed to somehow be attached to the red border...but I don't have a clue how??? I have already quilted the whole thing...what was I thinking???
Anyhoo...do you have a "stump vortex?"