For way too long, Twinkle Twinkle has been folded and sitting on the shelf of an end table next to my spot on the couch. Ignored. I thought surely if I left it next to the couch I'd pick it up some night and start stitching. Right. Right? No.
I can not even really remember doing it, but I had previously echo quilted the center of each star with perle 8 over the summer. When I pulled it out again this week, I started echo quilting in each diamond shape around the star with various colors of perle. I am about half way done with them.
I now need to come up with a plan for each of the larger squares at the four corners of each star block. You can see I've been sketching out little orange peel-like shapes in chalk. They're a possibility.... but each time I lay the quilt out to see how I like my orange peels, someone moves in and makes a nest. It's a weird reoccurring problem with this quilt in particular - she has a special affinity for the teal I think.
I am hoping to have this finished by the end of March (binding and all) so that I can enter it into our Modern Quilter's of Ireland exhibit. Fingers crossed it's done in time! A deadline might do me good here :)