Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Newly Named--Puzzle Quilt

I finished the star quilt top today. Nothing else is done around the house but the top is finished! I have renamed this quilt, Puzzle Quilt. It is so named because of the brain-strain it was to piece. I like the idea of improvisational piecing but the reality of it is challenging. I had a design I had done on my EQ5 program using multiples of 3. I thought it would be straight forward to put together.

Wonky Stars, simple. But I didn't trim the triangles off and so I have some lumpy spots. Lesson learned, always trim. If it's going to be stretchy, starch and press carefully. I may even be converted to pressing seams open too.

I cut the filler pieces short and had to rip three seams and do them again. Then there were the set-in seams. I do these but usually relating to diamonds. Glad I already had that skill or this quilt may not have been completed.

I am very pleased with the way it turned out. Bigger than I planned too. I rarely make baby quilts this large. It measures approximately 46"x62". This baby will be well covered.



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  1. Hi Cynthia,

    I love this quilt. I haven't made any quilts lately, but am thinking about a new one for my bed. The stars are great, and I learned the hard way, pressing the seam open is time consuming but a good thing to do on stars. Love your quilts, I always have. Just like Carol, I to remember your first quilt.


  2. I love this quilt! It almost seems like a maze.

  3. Such a good spring quilt! Though not traditionally spring colors, the bright hope of it is how I feel when I look into my backyard. Pockets of sunshine color :).

  4. It's looking great. I'm going to try ONE big wonky star for a wall hanging.

    I'm pooped. We have had a day of service going on and I was on the quilt committee. We think we have about 60 finished for the shelter.

  5. Very pretty! I love all the primary colored stars.