Once again, I've been thinking hard about Sedona Star this weekend. There's been a heck of a lot of thinking considering I haven't done any sewing yet!
The whole kerfuffle with the way the templates don't print properly on some printers, including mine, has somewhat got my back up. I had to ask myself if I should do the quilt at all. I wanted the quilt to be a stretch for me, but chasing down technical fixes wasn't exactly what I had in mind! I've only bought about a third of the fabric so far, which could always be used somewhere else. But the thought of not doing the quilt felt like going backwards, so I knew I still had to do it. Quilters are resourceful, right? My drafting skills are pretty good, and I think I will be able to draw in the parts of the templates that don't print.
So, I'll be doing the whole thing by machine. I'll use the Ricky Tims Stable Stuff, and leave it in the quilt until the end. I'll use Beth Ferrier's method of turned edge applique by machine, and use her fusible wash-away applique sheets, which should also help stabilize the lightweight shot cottons. I can see the whole thing will be much quicker this way, and even though fast is not always a priority for me, it will give me more time for other projects as well, which also feels good.
Of course, the Stable Stuff and the applique sheets will have to be bought, which will have to wait until February. But, that gives me three weeks to work on my other quilts, which I think will be a very good thing!