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Sometimes it’s best to just walk away

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The robot star quilt and I were having quite a battle when it came to the actual machine quilting.  (The next quilt is definitely going to be hand quilted).  I finally had to set it aside for a week and forget about it.  I was just getting stressed over it and I don’t sew to be stressed out–I sew to rid myself of stress.  I have enough stressors in life without my hobby becoming one too.  I finally came back to it.  I even learned by myself how to do continuous bias binding and once I figured it out, it seemed very easy.

So time for the final reveal of the quilt–I would have liked to do a little more quilting to make it crinkly but it wasn’t to be this time.

Robot Star quilt based on Jeni Baker's Vintage Star pattern.

Back of the Robot Star Quilt

And the label –since the green fabric on the front has robots, I put a robot on my t-shirt in the label.

Robot Star Quilt Label

Pattern:  Vintage Star Tutorial by Jeni Baker of In Color Order

Thread:  Varigated yellow, blue, and green threads by Guttermann and an orange thread by Guttermann

Fabrics: Blue Kona, Caleb Gray’s Robot Factory, Betz White’s Stitch(the chevron stripe), Robert Kaufman Stripe and some assorted fat quarters that didn’t have a selvage.

Binding:  Robert Kaufman stripe.

Now I’m off to work on a pincushion for the Modern Quilt Guild’s national pincushion swap,

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Author: LauraC

I am a working mother of 3 beautiful children and wife of a very supportive husband (that is addicted to running). I love creative endeavors. Quilting is my way to get in touch with myself and unwind and hopefully connect with others too.

3 thoughts on “Sometimes it’s best to just walk away

  1. I’ve been having a day exactly like this, actually–getting stressed out about my hobbies, and thinking–wait! This is not how this is supposed to work! You are absolutely right–sometimes you just have to walk away, and trust that solutions will come when you’re thinking about other things.

  2. Hi Laura, you have a lovely blog and beautiful quilts!
    I’ve been trying to contact you to let you know that you won the giveaway print on my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/stellaviolet 🙂
    Loretta

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