I've been working on DJ, trying to get the top finished! The 4 corner "kites" are almost finished.
Two of the "kites" are finished and trimmed and two are still in progress. Actually, the 2nd one just needs trimming (the one with the embroidered writing). I'm almost finished appliquéing the one on the right and then it just needs trimming. I chose to place the appliqué pieces directly on one solid piece of fabric instead of sewing fabric together - I didn't see the point. I'm into using the easiest process that I can to get finished.
Notice, I machine appliquéd the 2 stars on the left "kite." It is so much easier than trying to get good points on a hand appliquéd star. (I'm sure Jane would have machine appliquéd if she had a machine that would do it, don't you?) The next "kite" has a PPed star that the instructions from "thatquilt.blogspot.com" says should be reverse appliquéd onto it. I just paper pieced it and left enough background fabric on it to sew onto the bottom section and then trim. It is also hard to get a good point using reverse appliqué.
The right and left border triangles are on my design wall and I'm cutting fabric triangles that will be set in between each pieced triangle. Each fabric triangle will be different from all the other ones, so I'm digging in my civil war fabric drawer to find the fabrics I want to use.
Probably my next post will be the whole top put together. All I need to do is sew these 2 sides on and the corner pieces!!!!!