March 26, 2012

Sparkle Punch Scrappy Stars?

Remember these?

They were cut in the hopes of reducing my ever growing stash, with the plan to join the Sparkle Punch quiltalong by Oh Fransson!  In starting this, I didn't do any planning and just assumed that the large piece of background fabric I had (actually two pieces) would be plenty, and started stitching away.  This is what I ended up with at the end of cutting:

Then I realized I was short 13 squares--after cutting this up.  (I was making mine a tad bigger than the directions.)  I had trimmed pieces leftover from each strip--not the correct size, but just big enough to "tweak" and make them work if I crossed my fingers while sewing them.  And so the pieces are now this:

(Please forgive the moving quilt--it was breezy, but I had to take the photo in between the rain episodes).  Here's an indoor shot so you can see the fabrics a bit better.  (Any name suggestions would be appreciated.)

and a close up of my favorite blocks:

I've a few other things I've been working on to show you, but this will have to do for now, as I'm off to pick up some new medication for a very special old furry friend of mine who hasn't been herself lately--hope it helps!

And be sure to hop over to Stitched in Color and enjoy all the gorgeous scrap quilts in the Festival of Scrapiness!