Here's the first pieced portion of my baby quilt. I am hand piecing this quilt and I am amazed how accurate it lines up. Just look at this picture. The diamonds line up perfectly in the center and it lays flat. So far I have 5 finished stars. I need 18 whole stars and 4 half stars. I hope to have it pieced in a couple of weeks because it's going to take me a long time to quilt it. If it turns out as nicely as these first few stars look I think I'm going to enter it into the country fair this fall. (It's been a dream of mine to have a quilt worthy of entering the fair ever since I started quilting.) I don't even care if I win, I just want the pride of knowing it was displayed at the fair and people from all around my area are going to see it.
One trick I have discovered for this project is the EZ Quilting 60° diamond ruler. I found one at Joann's for about $10, and it makes it possible to cut perfect diamonds in a matter of seconds. It's my new best friend.
I can't wait until I can make my next post for this quilt. I've never been more excited about a quilt.