Saturday, February 28, 2009

It is (almost) Finished!

It’s been a work in progress since the middle of last year when I took a class with the lovely Michelle YeoCalifornia Star was it’s name and it was the challenge I was looking for.  It has been packed away under the sewing table for a few months, mocking me, “you’ll never finish me, I know you, start something and never finish it”. At that stage there was only one large circle finished, still a loooooooong way to go.

Then came a day away at Sewjourn courtesy of Jan and her giveaway, a whole day sewing.  I had a choice, chicken out and do something quick and easy or drag out the California Star and attack it with gusto.  I took the latter option and have worked away on it ever since.

And so here it is (almost) finished…..

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It is supposed to have a pieced border, but I have decided it will have a plain border, maybe a small red strip and then a larger green, not sure yet, I will have to visit Karen at Somerset and get some advice.

Ahhhhhh, nothing like (almost) finishing a project, or as my buddy in crime Janellybelly says “get that monkey off your back!”

Then I have to decide how I want to quilt it!

Blessings

Kylie

15 comments:

Janellybelly said...

The Californian Star quilt looks INCREDIBLE!!! You are such a clever chicky :)
See you in 4 weeks - Yay.
Janelly xx

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wow!

RebeccaMom said...

Wow, Kylie, that is simply gorgeous!

Krafty KJ said...

What an amazing effort - well done for persevering!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a masterpiece!! Looks like a complex design - no doubt it will be become a family heirloom!

clare said...

That is just amazing . Love to see it finished . Just love it !
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Bronwyn said...

Wow Kylie - it is stunning! - I agree with Sugar - it will become a heirloom. Let us know what you decide on the quilting.

Bev C said...

This looks great. Aren't you glad you got to work to complete it. Congratulations on a wonderful achievement. Happy days.

Kerryanne English said...

That looks like a very difficult project Kylie. Good on you for sticking with it. It looks amazing!!
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Bree said...

that quilt is MASSIVE and so complicated! congrats to you for even starting it!!!!

Terri said...

Beautiful - and so complex! Won't you be proud of it when it's finished? :)

Julie said...

Absolutely amazing quilt. I like your idea for the border. A pieced border might detract from the rest of your beautiful work.

Christy said...

Oh wow, that is spellbinding gorgeous!It is very very amazing! Congrats on such a wonderful piece of work!

Margaret said...

A lot of thought and frustation has gone into that quilt, I have no doubt. Looks great

suzitee said...

OH MY GOSH that is amazing! I can appreciate the amount of work that has gone into this so far...well done YOU!I hope you're going to show it to us when it's finished.