Way back in the spring I did a block lotto for my quilt guild. A stretched star.
Usually these are turned in at the next meeting, but I made my demo from a slightly different grey than what we had available to buy at the guild meeting, so I kept this one and made another one to bring to the meeting.
I have a drawer that has lonely single blocks, that may be useful at some point. Certainly not to be thrown away:)
November came along and I was inspired by a rising star quilt, so did a little research. This is a rising star block I found online ( Missouri quilt co tutorial).
With so much potential variations ( beyondsockmonkeys.com)
I decided to make an improvised one, with no measuring, and ending up not symmetrical.
It was so fun and easy that I decided to try one in my favorite blues.
Loving it!!! Now my mind is running full speed. Planning a quilt of the whole rainbow of various stars, nope, maybe just yellow, green and blue. Hmm.
In the meantime, this is a great block, can I alter it again? And while I am at it, why don’t I make a Star of Bethlehem for my eventual nativity quilt. Eight points? sure.
Well that turned out pretty good too. I need to do one in grey for that quilt too.
Do you see where the problem comes in? Another quilt in the planning. Just what I need! But I really can’t help it.
And between piecing days, I finished quilting the Hawaiian turtles for my friend, and have begun quilting the sunshine quilt.
Ah, the never-ending fabric play. I don’t know if it keeps me sane, or drives me close to the edge.