Anyway. . .I have had some trouble focusing lately (can't think why that would be) but I did manage to put together the rest of the Beothuk Star quilt top, and I really like it! See what you think:
I think it turned out great! This was a free quiltalong from Sandra at mmmquilts, though I am way past the quiltalong finish date. Big surprise there. The quilt was designed by Sandra and is named after the Beothuk people, one of the indigenous peoples of Newfoundland. The touching story of the last of the Beothuks is HERE. Worth a read, really.
This was a fun little quilt to make, and it went together really quickly. Once you get all the hsts made, it's really just an organization issue. I put mine together in a little different order than Sandra recommends because it made a little more sense to me to make the yellow star first and then construct the rest around it.
I really like the colors in this little quilt, but I bought the kit from Bernie's shop, I didn't choose them myself. I was worried about the print background, and while I was working with it it was fine. It's a really pretty fabric, but now that the top is finished it makes me feel a little twitchy. I'm having a small problem with the fact that everything doesn't match up. This is why I don't use patterned backgrounds very often.
When I was dodging the raindrops to take these pictures I realized that these might be the last photos I take of a finished quilt top on this property. This makes me a little bit melancholy, but I promise that there are many great places to take quilty pictures at the new house, including not one but *two* decks that just scream to have quilts hanging from the rails. I'll miss this property, though.
So, yay, another top done! Since we're moving, it's going right into a box to go to the new house. I'll have to have a quilting marathon once we get there, because there are a *lot* of things stacked up now.
I have one last thing before I go. I wrote a small guest column for the Craft Industry Alliance blog about the decline of one of my favorite places, Nancy's Notions. If you're interested, you can check it out HERE. While you're there, there are a lot of other great articles to read, so stay a bit and check those out, too.
Have a great weekend, everyone! And to those of you out there in Louisiana, I'm thinking of you and hoping that you all come through the storms just fine. Stay as dry as you can!
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