Saturday, 3 May 2014

Some Stars

Somewhere around the web a million years ago I saw a really pretty scrap star.  As I have a million scraps and a million ideas on how to use them up, I thought I might have a go at making one.

Mine is different now.  This is the centre.  It’s 25 two inch squares stitched together for the centrepiece.

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Then I used a plain white homespun (it’s all I had but I’m really quite enjoying the starkness of the white at the moment) and a larger remnant of pink to make the star points.

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And I’m quite pleased with it.  I’m planning on making on in each colour that I have – I’ve all my scraps put into boxes of the same colour, and it seems quite easy to pull one out, whip up a star and pop the box away.  Of course, it didn’t even make the slightest dent in the fabric stash but I am trying.

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If I have a good run I may have another go this afternoon at making another colour.  We shall see.

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Not too shabby points matching!

And that’s my Saturday update for you.  It’s still freezing here but I think we might be having a very cold winter (which is totally fine with me!) this year.  I don’t have a log fire in this house (husband didn’t want the hassle of wood in a new house) and sitting by the open oil heater doesn’t quite have the same ring to it but none the less – that is where you’ll find me this afternoon.

Happy Quilting!

Suzie

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    1. Thanks Pamela! I was impressed too!

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  2. I just love this! I, too, have a gazillion scraps and wouldn't make a dent in my stash if I was making these stars. LOL! I look forward to seeing the different colors and maybe, just maybe I will make these stars, too, one day. :-) So many projects on my "want to do" list!

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    1. Thanks Sandi. I was pleased with it. I've got a list five miles long - I blame the internet and pinterest in particular. There's just to much to look at out there!

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  3. I really like it. By the way, scraps never diminish. In fact, I think that once they know you like them, they multiply because they believe they are wanted.

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    1. :) Yes, I believe they are worse breeders than rabbits!

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