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 .
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