Thursday, March 16, 2017

raising rays

after spending waaaay too long drawing out the diamonds for paper-pieced rays
i was feeling pretty good about my plan ... till i realized that they were gonna be backwards once they were paper-pieced... 


 i didn't want to redraw the angles for the diamonds to go the opposite direction 
cuz drawing accurate angles isn't my idea of fun and this Quilting Thing is supposed to be about fun, innit?!?
  so i wasted even more time than redrawing would have taken figured out how to use the mirror image function on the printer
 and took my precious paper copy of diamonds facing the right way which was actually the left way to kinkos...

here's the first ray...
 the second one...
and here they are together...
peace and war 
the colors are a lot more vibrant In Real Life  
and the tipis are flannel that looks and feels like chamois...

now i've just gotta raise some more rays
 till i have a star...

We've begun to raise daughters more like sons ... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.
Gloria Steinhem


  1. You amaze me! This is gorgeous. 'nuff said.

  2. This is very exciting. I can't wait to see that star finished, and the herd grazing around it. Happy piecing!

  3. Oh wow - it's going to be amazing! Your star will glow!