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Friday, September 24, 2010

Star Chain Top Complete

The top and bottom borders are in place, but the bottom right corner has two blue strips.  It bugs me just enough that I MAY have to modify it.  OR I could leave it place - you know, to give it "character." 

Another decision: To starch or not to starch?  Some quilters swear you have to starch the top and back prior to making your quilt sandwich.  I was cautioned by an instructor that the starch attracts silverfish, so I've never used it. 

This quilt is being made at the request of my friend and coworker, Bob.  His daughter will have a baby girl in November.  Bob's mom, Emma, will give this quilt to the new baby.  As I've been working on the quilt, I've been sending pictures with Bob to share with his mom at the nursing home.  When I was unsure about one brightly colored square, Bob's mom - and the nursing staff all gave me feedback - via Bob.  This has really been a lot of fun.  And its a little like blogging - friends can share insights and ideas - even if they are friends you've never met.  :)


Barb said...

Oh...I love the quilt... is going to be washed.

Joanne said...

Looks great! A little symmetry in the bottom corner looks fine.
I don't starch when I machine quilt and have never had any problems.