To the (Quilt) Rescue!
This was in the giveaway pile at my local quilt guild's outside Bee last Fall. I recognized the Jinny Beyer fabrics from LONG ago. But the seams were pretty wonky! I knew who had put that in the pile (Donna) and I took it without her seeing me. She had announced that her mother (long gone to quilter's heaven) - had left it for someone to finish. But who? I had a plan!
|Pieced 8-Pointed Star with 9 Patch setting units|
I figured I could take it apart and put it back together and make it lie FLAT! Take a look at the back. Yes, this was hand stitched and the seam allowances are very willy-nilly!
I pulled off the 9-Patch gold setting units. It still didn't lie flat.
|Leftover 9 Patches|
Then I knew the hard work was ahead of me. I had to remove all the 9 Patch diamond units, press them, trim them and cajole them to fit together. I was at the point of no return!
|Four green and four red 9 Patch diamonds|
|Back of newly constructed star|
|Donna's mom's new star!|