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Monday, April 15, 2013

Design Wall Monday


This is the project I am currently spending my sewing time on.  The small stars are 6" blocks that are set to make a 12" block.  The larger stars are 10" and with the sashing finish at 12".  I haven't decided yet whether or not this quilt will have a border but I am leaning in that direction.  I tried the sashing in a dark blue and that just didn't work.  I'm not sure how I like the light paisley yet either.  What I really think would look great is this done as just the small stars with no sashing.  But that may end up being a whole other project.  For right now I'll just concentrate on the (96) 6" stars I need to finish this layout.  The plan is to have 24 of the blocks using 6" stars and 25 of the 10" stars with sashing.  I have all but six of the larger blocks done.  Most of them still need sashed though.  That layout will make a 84" x 84" quilt top without borders.  Hmmmm, that might just be large enough.

To make these stars I have been using the Easy Angle ruler .  The 6" stars take a 2" strip of fabric and the 10" stars use a 3" strip of fabric.  Easy math. Easy block.   I have not repeated any of the fabrics in the individual stars.  Don't get me wrong the same fabrics are used in many of the blocks.  I have just tried not to use them in the individual blocks. 


                                               


While I have been working on the stars I have been making more 9 patches to go in my latest leader/ender quilt.  I am about ready to see how much farther I can get with the 9 patches I have now.
You can see more pictures of this project here .

Be sure to check out all of the great design walls at Patchwork Times.


Happy Sewing,

Julie

 

4 comments:

Jill said...

I LOVE your different-sized stars! Scrappy + Patriotic = Awesome.

Sue Daurio said...

Oh man, those stars are wonderful!! Can't wait to see what you decide on for the border or sashing. It sure looks amazing right now.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

What a beautiful star quilt! Really eye catching.

Alycia said...

I like that star quilt with the different sizes of stars! Great job!