Testing… Testing… Here’s My Test Quilted Star

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I am so glad I decided to make a test star first. I knew I would probably make lots of mistakes. And boy, did I.

Well, let me tell you all about it.

Here are the test fabrics. I only had a wee bit of the first two. So I needed to be extra careful cutting them.

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Cutting first fabric. Going good. Rotary Cutter cooperating. Except I am not pressing down hard enough for a clean cut. Having to reswipe several times.

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FIRST MISTAKE. Making Little Party Hats. I could have sworn the instructions said to fold the squares this way. I couldn’t figure out why they didn’t turn out like the pattern photos. Duh!!

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Ok. Back on track. Reironed. Folded correctly.

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Assembling Round 1 fabrics. I am using my macrame board (ceiling tile) to mount the pieces so I can get an idea on what I am supposed to do.

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Here’s my cotton fabric with placement lines.

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I decided to add a small piece of the first fabric in the middle so no white could peek through.

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And Round 1 is finished. Going great so far.

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On to Round 2. A pretty purple and fuchsia floral. No problems.

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Round 3 and another CRS Senior moment. Wouldn’t you know it. I cut the solid purple fabric wrong. The fabric I only had a teensy bit of. I cut 7″ by 6″ instead of 7″ square. Not enough left to cut eight 7″ squares. :(

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Had to go find something else. Decided on this cream color. The floral pattern has some cream in it.

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This is NOT the look I had in mind. But I keep going anyway. After all, this IS just my Test Star. No biggie.

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Last Round. Round 4. A dotted fabric.

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I’ll be back tomorrow to show you the finished star. It still needs to be sewn together and a binding added. It is just pinned to my macrame board. And I think I am going to swap the darker purple print in the center with something brighter.

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9 comments on “Testing… Testing… Here’s My Test Quilted Star

  1. LOL! Glad I’m not the only one who had a learning curve on that star.

    I like your test fabrics…it’s pretty, Donna!

  2. DeeDee Nunez says:

    It looks great. Can’t wait to see the finished project all sewn together.

  3. Betty says:

    The color go so well together. You make it look easy.
    I am thinking I want that white hat and a matching scarf, and gloves. Is that something I can get?

    • don_mae says:

      Hi Betty!!

      Are you talking about the crocheted scalloped set? I don’t have any gloves to go with that set.

      I’ll e-mail you. :D

  4. garden2day says:

    Beautiful colors – it really looks great!

  5. Debra says:

    Looks good so far Donna! Your “real” star will look fantastic I’m sure!

  6. don_mae says:

    Thank you, everyone!! I really appreciate your comments. This is SO new to me. And the rotary cutter isn’t so bad after all. But I make sure to put on my Klutz glove before cutting. Don’t want to take any chances.

    I did end up switching the center fabric. Now I am liking it better.

  7. digipicsphotography says:

    You’re doing great.

  8. Crystal says:

    Ohhh purples!!! ;-)
    My heart sunk when I saw that the one purple didn’t work out, though! lol

    It looks as if you are well on your way to a beautiful result (as always!) :-)

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