Feb 1, 2014
It’s the end of the first quarter of my Star-A-Day challenge. For three months I have marked off a star a day. That’s 92 days. I now have enough stars completed for my second section – which means I am over 2/9ths finished! Can’t say I have ever measured quilt progress in 9ths before.
I love sewing these little stars. I know, I know, I say that all the time. But they are like little friends. Most days my ritual goes like this: I sit in my grandmother’s overstuffed chair, turn on the evening news, and stitch. By the time the news is over, my star is finished. Every day there is news. Every day there is another star completed. I don’t stress about getting them done, I don’t need to block off time to get into the sewing room, I don’t have to stop to wind a bobbin or change thread color on my machine. I just pick up the pieces and sink the needle into the fabric and stitch. And stitch. And stitch. Day after day. For three months. And look where it has gotten me:
Next, I will machine quilt section #2.
Then, I will connect the two sections which is sure to generate a story or two! If you have quilted this way before and have any tips for me, please leave a comment.
A few months ago I blogged about slow stitching. (See the story by clicking here. ) The rhythm of stitching these tiny stars is the epitome of slow stitching. I officially take back all the times I saw someone hand piecing and said, “That would be faster on the machine”.
If you are just tuning in to my blog and want to see all the related Tiny Star posts look for Categories in the column on the right and click on Star a Day Challenge.
As for me, I’m off to sew my first star of the second quarter! Catch ya later!