Greetings! It’s been a very busy time for me at work and I worked last weekend too – meaning I worked 12 days in a row! – thus the lack of a post last week. Every little extra bit of spare time I’ve had for quilting has been devoted to making stars! I caught up with the weekly stars and made a few extras as well. On top of that I went ahead, as I said I might in my last post, and started making 4 inch stars for a doll quilt – those are fun too! Now I’m wondering if I should try making a batch of 3 inch stars for another doll quilt. If I do that, I could use the 4 inch stars in a crib quilt and end up with 3 quilts – a full size, a crib quilt, and a doll quilt! We’ll see how obsessed I become or whether my enthusiasm diminishes a bit as the year goes by…
Here is what my design wall looks like right now – larger stars on the left and smaller ones on the right (no progress on Joyful Noise):
And here are some closeups of the weekly blocks. First up is the “madder” block:
The “indigo” block (I used an authentic Japanese indigo); on this one I tea dyed the background so it wouldn’t be so “white”:
The chrome yellow block; on this one I tried using a dark background and light center – the opposite of all the other blocks I’ve made. I think the red points might be too dark and may re-make this one with lighter points. I also tried making this one in a 4 inch version with light background:
I like the 4 inch one – maybe I’ll make a 6 inch one with that arrangement.
And here are some “extra” 6 inch stars I have made – because I can’t stop making stars and need to make more than one a week! On this one I also tried a dark background and it was more successful because of the lighter star points.
And here are my 4 inch stars. Initially I made them to match my 6 inch stars:
But then I started making them in other fabrics that I liked (first a comparison of the sizes):
And here is the next block ready to piece:
That’s it – the result of all my quilt activity for the past 2 weeks. You can see why I say I’ve gone “star crazy”!
Today is “Pi Day” for the number 3.1415…. and it is special because the first 5 digits of the number match the date once a century! It also happens to be my birthday – I’m 66 today. I am lucky enough to feel much younger; will celebrate with family later today and have some pictures to share next post for family and friend followers of this blog.
Thank you for visiting. Cherish every day! Gladi