Once there was a quilter who decided to make a Star a Day for a year. Each day she cut and stitched her tiny star marking the date off on a pocket calendar. All was well – star by star her quilt grew. Until one day she didn’t quite get her star done. “That’s okay,” she thought as she circled the date on her calendar, “I will finish it tomorrow morning”. Morning came and the star remained unfinished. “That’s okay,” she said out loud to her cat, Wanda, “As long as I finish seven in a week, I’m still meeting my goal.” Seven days went by and instead of seven days crossed off her little pocket calender there were seven big fat circles around the dates. People started talking. Her husband asked, “Aren’t you making little stars anymore?” “Yes!” she said emphatically, “I’m just behind a bit”.
So there you have it, I’m not a Superstar Tiny Star Maker after all. I am behind a full week’s worth of star stitching!
But today I have turned over a new leaf – or just turned the old one back over. After an hour of tracing and cutting I have all seven delinquent stars ready for stitching. And that’s not all – I also have 12 stars traced and packed for an upcoming trip.
And since I spent this blog beating myself up, I will end on a happy note. In spite of being behind by a whopping seven stars, overall, I am 1/3 finished – if this were a marathon I would be approaching Mile Marker #9.
The blocks are stitched together into sections, the sections are quilted. I have re-read Marti Michell’s machine quilt as you go book and am ready to sew the three sections together. That isn’t too shabby for a 1/3 of a year worth of a Star A Day!