Sunday, June 9, 2013

Handwork at the hospital and at mom's

I've been spending a lot of time in waiting rooms lately and this is the project I always take along. It's all 60 degree diamonds put together using English paper piecing method.
Curious how long this takes? Well, hand stitching one star to the papers and then putting them together takes one hour... adding the white and attaching to the quilt is another hour. I have over 100 stars in it so far so that's over 200 hours... by the time I'm done it'll be 400+ hours and that's before hand quilting.

It started as a "Seven Sisters Star" quilt and then when my youngest daughter decided she wanted it, she said to just run all the star together. I separate the stars with a creamy white but don't have them grouped in 7s anymore. I'm using all 30's reproductions and some actual 30's.

Some of you that read my blog probably have seen this along the way... I think it's been about 5 years since I started it... and now it's about 1/2 way done. It will given to my youngest daughter when she gets married. I'll need to hand quilt it after all this hand work so hopefully she won't be getting married any time soon.


Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a gorgeous labor of love! Hope family things and waiting rooms take a break for you.

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

This quilt is lovely! I've been working on a 60-degree diamond EPP project also - but my stars are off-white, bodered in color. I call it my "vintage-inspired" EPP, because I started with vintage fabrics, then added some reproduction fabrics and some that just have a vintage-inspired look. Keep up the beautiful work!

Carrie P. said...

it is gorgeous and yes, hand piecing does take time but it is good to have something to work on while at the hospital.

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