Decisions, decisions…

I know, I know, I know! If you’ve been following me for a while (the last eight years?), you’ve hear about this more than once.

I’ve nagged about it here, and here, and here. So I wouldn’t blame you if you laugh at me for saying… This is the year I finish this quilt!

Seriously, I’m sick and tired of pulling this out year in and year out and not finishing it because of my indecision. So here it is in a nutshell:

Hand pieced and hand quilted, I fell out of love with it as time went by. These days I go for brighter colors, so this fabric palette seems dull to me now. I had initially intended to hand quilt a floral design in the corner squares and triangle spaces, but then decided to add some applique designs instead, in order to liven it up a bit. So I went ahead and finished quilting it in a grid pattern and all that is left now is to finish the borders and add the applique… And I am really unsure again as to what to do. Should I leave it as is or add the applique? If so… is the applique too much and would detract from the Lone Star design?

Here is the quilt so far, with a drawing of what I thought I would applique. Decisions, decisions! Opinions and suggestions are very much appreciated!


This entry was posted in Applique, Bed quilts, Hand Quilting. |3 Responses


  1. Bev
    Posted February 7, 2018 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Your quilt is beautiful Angie! I have wanted to try one like this for some time. Congrats on completing it! My bucket list of quilts to make is quite large…so many, where do I start? 🙂 Glad you finally finished. I had a few that kept creeping back into storage. I finished a few, with a few to go yet. Progress!!!!!

  2. Pam
    Posted February 7, 2018 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    Yes, yes! Add the applique! The lighter colors in the applique brighten it up. It will be a knockout. SO glad you’re back to blogging.

  3. Laura Kuch (cook)
    Posted February 15, 2018 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    I love applique. I think your design is lovely but too busy. Maybe less or smaller applique pieces.

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