I was up all night working on this Lone Star, and today I'm in a fog. After finishing the side setting triangles I was ready for a change of pace. So I loaded in the red thread for the monumental task of SID in the star. It was actually very freeing after all of that stencil work. I used Aurifil 50 wt. cotton #2230 which is a shade of red that is almost orangey-pink, if that's possible. It was the only red 50 wt. I had and it could not be more perfect for this job!
It is laying so much flatter now and that was worth losing sleep over.
Yesterday when I began quilting the side triangle setting blocks, one of them was several inches larger than the other, as well as several inches larger than the star it was nestled in:
I pinned down the star (which hadn't been SID'd yet). Then I liberally starched, steamed and pressed using the weight of the iron to get the setting triangle to behave:
Stitching in the ditch around the triangle helped quite a bit. It began to look like it never had a problem:
The quilting design went in like a breeze:
The design itself is a bit funky to me. But it fits the criteria of Budget, Proportion & Percentage. With maybe even a little Beauty on top.
Have a great Easter!