Thursday, January 17, 2013

Starburst Quilt-a-long Progress

I have finally finished cutting and started sewing for my baby girl starburst quilt. We were technically only supposed to cut up our fabric this week, but I did a little more...ok, a lot more. I'm kind of cheating since I am only doing one block, but it's a big block and it took me a good three days cutting fabric. I am a slow cutter to begin with, then I have to deal with babies interrupting me. But I was so inspired that once I finally got it all cut up I started sewing the pieces together. I stayed up extra late the last 2 nights working on it. Here are some pictures my flying geese and half square triangles (hst) steps.

Mark your diagonals!

Press, press, press...


Starburst progress
This was nearly 1 in the morning and I felt so accomplished.

The next morning I woke up and started doing more.

Only a few more seams.

I'm either going to finish these up tonight or tomorrow, but I just ordered my backing fabric yesterday so I have a few more days before I can begin quilting it. I ordered Michael Miller's pink bicycles with the gray background flannel. Have any of you ever quilted  with flannel? Is it any different? I know I will definitely prewash it first because flannel shrinks like crazy, but hopefully it isn't much different. And I haven't picked a binding out yet. Any suggestions? I will probably stick with Michael Miller and his ta dot or dumb dot, but not sure which color.

As always, thanks for stopping by!
Chelsie :)


Melissa Corry said...

Looks Great!! Wonderful job!!

ratama said...

It's so sweet!