Hello Everyone,

I am sure quite a few of you will remember me posting about the quilt in the picture below. If not, you can read about it here.

First, I need to ask, has anyone else out there started this quilt? Well, my friend Karen and I , both really wanted to make this and set aside a date to begin. She came over last Saturday and was here from 9 am until 6 pm.

We both really love this quilt and are both making it in reproduction fabrics. Mine is in 30s and hers is in Civil War repros.

Karen had some time before coming over and had picked her selection of fabrics for this quilt. But I hadn't had time and she helped me pick some selections out. The above photo is the selection for the first star in this quilt.

Above you can see the "mess" we made when all my 30s fabrics were pulled out to make selections for 8 more stars. This was definitely a fun part, for sure!

Here you can see that I have pieced all my bands together which will form the star block.

Above you can see Karen's bands all pieced together. Nice right?

Here is Karen pressing her bands and still has a smile on her face. Note that we are still happy at this point in the process of this quilt.

Well, needless to say, things started to go awry here. We found the directions to be not too well written and frustration began to set in. This is why we really need to know if anyone else has attempted this quilt. Please, please let me know, we need some HELP!

The interesting thing is that we both consider ourselves accomplished enough that this quilt should cause minimal or NO problem. Au contraire, this was not the case. So as I go on talking about it, I am beginning to feel the frustration build. So I will save more photos and hopefully more tips about this quilt until next post. In the meantime, my January Newsletter is online for your reading pleasure.

On a side note, we really do love this quilt. Are we nuts or what?

Until Next Time...
Jackie Kunkel
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Jackie Kunkel

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