Since I last posted,
I’ve spent more hours at my sewing machine
with my Grunge Seeing Stars fabric.
Remember the Tiny Dresden blocks?
They’re each now the center of a star block.
How appropriate that the fabric collection I chose for this design also has stars?
The sewing went quickly since I did all of the cutting at the beginning,
as shown to you earlier this week:
Here are all of the tiny Dresden blocks sewn into star blocks:
Do you like my colorful new rug (& cute booties)?
I couldn’t resist leaving them in the pic!
Next, I quickly added the pre-cut sashing.
Originally I designed a simple white border,
but while I sewed the star blocks,
the colorful stack of leftover corners
trimmed from the flying geese blocks
kept speaking to me!
I couldn’t resist using the leftover rainbow…
So, back to the computer I went
to see what kind of border I could make using the
8 half square triangles of each of the 16 star fabrics………….
This is what I decided on,
and quickly sewed BEFORE I CHANGED MY MIND!!!
The possibilities are practically endless, right?
This was a quick, painless & pretty clever addition to the quilt
(if I must say so myself, Lol)
and I feel good about using most all of those triangles!
I next cut the backing & batting,
then took it to my quilter, Tamara, yesterday so she can do her magic.
On to the next thing!
(which has been cooking for my family’s Easter breakfast & dinner)
I hope you’ve enjoyed my rainbow journey this week.
Hopefully the pattern (which remains nameless at this time) will be ready mid-May.
Just Keep Sewing…