Marks are Made

This will never be a show quilt, though the quilting will take all the effort of a show quilt.  There are so many places where the points don’t match.  I really don’t know what I had in mind when I made this top.  It’s hard for me to believe that I was ok with leaving the points the way they are on some of these blocks.  Could be that I went back and tried to fix them and gave up.  I don’t have a clue.  So, it’s merely a practice piece and I’ve probably made it harder, if not impossible, to make it look right by choosing to do my circles in the outer border that isn’t a definite width — the width varies.


I made all the registration marks and marked feather designs on the ecru portion that is inside the pink border.  I should probably not mention Ronda’s name in the rest of my posts because I don’t want my quilting to reflect badly on her but she has been a tremendous help with wrapping my brain around how she does those fantastic circles.  Check out her blog for new pictures.


There’s a little voice in my head saying . . go back and fix those points but there’s another voice saying  . . those  circles aren’t going to work so don’t waste time worrying about the points.  Hmmm . . which voice will win?

First, I have to get to the car wash and get these Kansas City bugs off my windshield.  Tomorrow the Honda goes to the shop in Joplin for a new air conditioner and I will be so happy to have cold air again!



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    That is going to be so beautiful. It looks SO hard!!! You’ll breeze through it, though, and it’ll be gorgeous!

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    Connie says

    What unmatched points? That quilt will be beautiful, especially after you work your quilting magic!

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    The quilt is really pretty and I love the stars – sure don’t see any points that are a problem. You are way too hard on yourself!

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    Judy did you use the pattern out of Sherry’s Feather 101 book? This quilt will be gorgeous. Also, do you use the Marvy Marker pens?

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    Ronda K Beyer says

    Gorgeous, I have that stencil, I can’t wait to see this one quilted up…….

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    Becky I says

    Judy, The quilt is beautiful! If you don’t like it when you are done I know a someone who would LOVE it! ME! I promise not to notice your points or point them out to anyone! LOL You are stressing way to much. Just relax and enjoy the process while you learn a new technique. You can do it!

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    What problem point? There should be an 18″ rule… If you can’t see it from 18″ away it doesn’t matter!
    And where did you get that great stencil?

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    Ronda K Beyer says

    Judy, use those Judilators for some curved crosshatching inside the feather motifs, I love this quilt and cannot wait to see it quilted…. Have a wonderful Thursday… Ehugs