Why would I dream of starting yet another quilt when I have so many WIPs???
Well, because I got this snazzy Christmas present, and the February 15 project really caught my eye! I have boxes of scraps to use up, and this seemed like a perfect way to eat up some of those little leftovers.
Although I was very drawn to this project, I didn't like the idea of repeating one block, and three of the blocks in this "Heavenly Stars Quilt" are not stars. So some days, I did my own thing, and in the end, I'm very happy I did. I think my block variety and a true star theme makes this quilt that much better.
Halfway done, and looking good so far!
Now it was time to deviate. I decided to stick with the nine-patch formula and do some nine-patch stars that were not included in this Block a Day calendar.
Yay! Now I can follow the pattern again, and hopefully get this baby done!
Next, I just had to come up with my own layout, and after playing around with the blocks on my dining room floor, I settled on a diagonal color stripe theme.
The flimsy was done but measured a mere 35 inches by 45 inches. I decided once again to do my own thing. The nine-patch stars were kind of fun, and I always need to work on my template drafting and precision piecing skills, so four more blocks were in order. Now this quilt top fits a double bed! If I ever piece another quilt top like this again, I may have to use the sashing fabric for the block backgrounds. I really like how the four extra blocks turned out!
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.