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Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:
I think I'm going to enter it in our local quilt show - the theme is Stars
How marvelous!!! What a serendipitous choice of theme!
Thank you, thank you for the idea of tartan plaid!
I've just endured watching part of an Eleanor Burns video as she gave a lesson on how to make the "Twin Sisters" quilt (oh how that woman grates on my nerves). I fast forwarded and watched only what was necessary to get the gist of the method and was gazing at my stash thinking about two fabric choices.
Then I decided to take a break and visit this lovely forum and here you were offering a suggestion. I had found the Twin Sisters block in the Brackman book but that book never gives instructions on how to create the blocks so I had to resort to Google to find the Eleanor Burns You Tube video.
Okay, Lynne, it drove me a bit nuts to work with tartan in such a crowded block but I survived. Only had one plaid fabric on hand and I was not in the mood to go online shopping for a cotton plaid print that might be smaller than the one I already have.
And of course I was in such a hurry that one seam is a bit off. Why was I in such a hurry? Had to bake some biscuits to go with the leftover stew for supper.
Anyhow, I don't think I'll bother to finish the block that is the "twin sister" that is mainly black fabric; the one I plan to use in the quilt is the "twin" that is mainly plaid.
It annoys me that there is no way to match the plaid pieces. My DM taught me to match plaids when I made my own clothes and I am very good at it but those days are long gone ....
All done - It's kind of fun, I like the color mix. Though something about the proportion of the stars/background, borders doesn't feel quite right. I added the borders because I wanted it large enough to be a lap quilt, but now it seems off. Oh well, I'm over-thinking things again. It's done.
I don't see anything wrong with it.I think it look lovely. You might be surprise and get a blue ribbon.
Looks plenty large for me :D
Your quilt looks really nice.
Glad I could help with the tartan idea. Don't know what made me think of it-just one of those ah hah moments I really do like the block that is mostly plaid, and there is no way you could ever get the the plaid pieces to match up. I really wouldn't have noticed or thought anything of it if you hadn't said something.