Monday, May 14, 2018

Star Quilt Progress

The star blocks are still on the design wall. At first I tried to incorporate all the blocks from the 3 sets into a cohesive design (see all the blocks here). That didn't work out well at all. I ditched that idea and have been playing with other layout ideas, and wondering about adding scrappy navy sashings and yellow/gold cornerstones to the centre 9 blocks, and then using the smaller star blocks as borders. Decisions. Decisions. There is pressure to move forward on this star quilt because the Wish Upon A Star blog hop starts on May 21st! Although I can't figure out the layout, I already have the quilting design in mind..... swirls and stars. Just need to make a final decision on the layout and sew this baby together!
To see more design wall posts, hop over to Small Quilts.

6 comments:

  1. I do believe the sashings will make the difference - looking good!

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  2. Well they are very charming up there on your wall waiting for your decision!

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  3. Making giant HSTs that are blue and white or red and white and alternate between stars. Will give a diagonal color path through the quilt encasing your stars in your two chosen colors in an alternating path.

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  4. I say no Cornerstones. The yellow is distracting. It will make the Quilt assembly faster. Have fun. Maybe put the yellow smaller Stars on the center border around then add Navy stars.

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  5. Awesome Kathy. I'm keeping mine hidden until the 21st.

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  6. Star blocks can be such a versatile design. So many star designs and you can take one design and create many different looks by adding a couple lines to the basic design. You always have such interesting quilts in the works.

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