Monday, February 13, 2012

Star Blossoms Finished!

Star Blossms English Paper Piecing

Since feeling stuck about this project just a bit a go, the finish came remarkably fast.  First I decided that Alexander Henry's Dasha print was perfection as binding.  Finally!  Then I realized that although I could hand quilt it... I didn't want to.  Yep, I didn't.  Because I like how it looks just like this - smooth, crisp, non-crinkly.

 Backed with Circa 1934

And so, she's done!  Backed with a little Circa 1934....

 handmade corner!

and adorning my entry table.  Not the one it was made for... but the one I like it on best.  It's a woman's prerogative to change her mind.  If you like my Star Blossoms, I made a tutorial just for you.  And there are some details in the Stuck post about finishing.

Star Blossoms finished!

Funny, I actually forgot I hadn't shown you this!  I was like, gee.. what do I have to share today and then.... duh.

This is my mind fried on video-making.

Oh, and I even did yoga today. It was so nice in the lovely silent house until I realized a cat(?) had peed on my mat.  UGH!  Disinfectant spray, baking powder and hot soap/water all have failed to adequately extinguish the smell.  This must be why gyms stink.  Yoga mats are scent receptacles.  I will Google for the solution.... eventually.

Ok, back to making videos.  Action!

26 comments:

  1. Oh cute! I will check out your tut, although it looks like quite a bit of handwork. Is it?

    If you have a front-load washing machine, you can wash your yoga mat in there and hang to dry. Or you can fully immerse it in water/cleaner in the bathtub. It takes forever to drain & dry but it should get the smell out. Ask me how I know...

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  2. Lovely table runner, loving its crispness!
    Try clear/white vinegar its smells strong at first but once it dries the cat pee smell will be gone.

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    1. That's what I was going to try next! Thanks for the encouragement. Ok, I better go to it...

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  3. Your table runner is fab, the yoga mat? Ewww! Good luck descenting it!

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  4. It is lovely- thank you for the turorial-thats another one in the 'to do' pile!
    Heatherx

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  5. Rachel, it is wonderful work! WOW! J.

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  6. It looks so lovely with your Retro Flowers mini! I'm glad you decided on the Dascha binding. Love it!

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  7. Hi,
    Here is the solution to your cat pee problem: SCOE10X odor eliminator by BioFog, Inc. We have been using this for years. We have 6 cats (too many, but what the hay? love them all); however we did create an overcrowding situation and two males, littermates no less, began marking territory. I didn't know what we were going to do. It works! If it seems a bit pricey, it's concentrated and will last a long time. We purchase it at www.scoe10x.co. All the best, Cheryl

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  8. Try Nature's Miracle. I got it at either Pet Supermarket or Pet Smart. It is wonderful. Spray it on and let it dry. Voila! It saved my playroom carpet. (The cat with a bladder stone decided that was a good place to pee and once the smell was there, the other cat decided to pee there as well. They'll keep peeing in the same spot until the smell is completely gone.)

    Oh...and love the table runner.

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  9. oh blech! no fun! i have heard that vinegar works. i don't have any cats because my husband is so allergic but i wish he wasn't. i love cats, just not when they pee on yoga mats! ;) love the runner. i am glad you decided not to quilt it. i also love the crisp clean look it has.

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  10. We have had cats for a million years and now the products that they have at Pet Smart are really the best to use. They have natural products also. You will get it out.
    The quilt looks wonderful, great tutorial. Thank you, as always!

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  11. OOOOOH, love the runner. It looks so pretty, and I agree, some projects are better left without quilting.

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  12. I like how you finished off the sides - with 2 diamonds and the triangle. I'm making a 60 degree diamond star quilt (102 stars so far!) and so far haven't figured out the edges.

    It's a pretty little quilt - looks good with the wall hanging.

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  13. After it's clean and you've used the vinegar, I've had great success with placing the offending item in a sealed box with coffee beans.

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  14. A great finish! Love your choice of backing, too.

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  15. Gorgeous, like always! And we just got a new bulldog puppy (thanks hubby) and Odoban, OUT, or one of the "enzyme" cleaners have worked really well for us. Good luck!

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  16. Gorgeous runner but not nice about the cat pee. Eeeuuuw!!

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  17. Bad luck about the cat pee, but the runner is gorgeous. Love the colours and love the choice not to quilt. As Dolly Parton never says, 'sometimes less is more'.

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  18. Wonderful tablerunner! Great work!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  19. White vinegar takes the cat urine smell out of most things. I speak from experience, unfortunately.

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  20. I'm loving your tablerunner, those stars are so nice. I really would like to make one but have so many projects on the go, and I'm still trying to make some little trousers for my grandson that I promised before christmas!

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  21. Beautiful runner! Glad the cat didn't pee on that too ;)

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  22. You inspired me to cut up some paper and use up some of my scraps because your runner is Fantastical!!!! I love it and I love intricate hand work, too.
    I'd get a new runner........ewwwww........ain't nothing worse than cat pee.....well, maybe dog poo!

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