Monday, March 20, 2006

Pluggin' along...


I'm finally back on blogger and the ring! I thought I got kicked out. Blogger was sure having their share of problems last week and as a result I had to be removed from the ring because my page was blank, thereby stopping the ring. Thanks Judy for letting me back in!

I finished my Feathered Star Medallion late last night. I started cutting it out last Thursday! My husband had a crisis at work and was on the phone or at the office quite a bit, so I kept plugging away at it. All I can say is Thank Goodness for triangle paper. Which, by the way, did you know you can buy a CD, Triangulations, that allows you to print out your own triangle paper, in ALL sizes? It prints out as many as can fit on a 8 1/2" x 11" paper. I used Carol Doak's Foundation Paper, so it would tear out easily. I'll have to give credit to a fellow quilter though--at my small quilt group, a friend was at a standstill on her project, so she tore off my paper and ironed them all for me. It was a huge help! Thanks Mary! Now all I need to do is get it loaded on "Zoe" (my HQ16) and get it quilted. I was hoping for a little more practice on doing feathers sideways before doing something where it mattered. Oh well, here goes...

12 comments:

Vicky said...

I love the Triangulations CD. I use it all the time. A real favorite tool of mine.

Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Well, welcome back. Your blog kept saying I was unauthorized to view it or something like that! And look at what you have been up too - wow - looks great! Never tried that paper before - but have fallen in love with my WonderCut Ruler this winter for HST's. Have fun quilting it... with feathers no less, wow!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Patti said...

Beautiful Karen! Can hardly wait to see it quilted!

Sandra said...

This is gorgeous! Looking forward to see how you quilt it.

Jeanne said...

Welcome back, Karen!
Jeanne :)

Laurie said...

Karen,
Welcome back! Love the medallion too! GORGEOUS!
Hugs
Laurie

Mary said...

I use Thangles a lot and thought about trying the CD - but most of my projects are scrappy and so I've stuck with the Thangles for more variety.

The quilt looks great.

Pam said...

welcome back! Wow! That Feathered Star is wonderful, and I am with you foundation/paper piecing those smaller pointy pieces is so nice!

Nancy said...

Love that feathered star. And so good to have you back!

cher said...

this feathered medallion is really looking fantastic! good luck with the feather quilting! and welcome back..boy, blogger sure gave us fits

Samantha said...

that fabric looks stunning in the medallion pattern!

Helen in the UK said...

Very nice feathered star - great use of the patterned fabric.