I had a vintage book written by my friend Linda Schiffer long ago. Paper pieced garden designs
in there was something called whirling star blocks... each star contained four sections and only one section was in the book... so I drafted out a page of sections to copy enough sections to make 5 blocks
20 sections to paper piece. Then to the scrap bins to find scraps in color!: Pink, Orange, Golden yellow, Turquoise blue, purple
they are adorable! I had to find the strength to cut into this cheerful green swirly fat quarter for the background... I love fabric and tend to protect my stash from use... heh heh.
can you say neurotic?
that's why I love my scrap bins so much... they are already cut, might as well use them, whereas larger pieces of fabric could be used in some momentous way later... don't worry, I'm in a fabric recovery support group (called Joy of thejoyfulquilter)
I added them to the design wall last night, but cannot decide whether to add in "sticks" to make them into spinners, or let them just imply spinners as they are, and they really are so cute this way!
I think anything with lots of color makes me happy.
I'm so glad I cut into that big daisy fat quarter earlier to give my bunny a place to lounge
so many possibilities.... I am not going to rush to action here, just sit with this for a while and see what else comes
and it's so much fun to see this grow each week...
here it is with the center, the spool block, and the stars
also, please go see my finished project quilting piece (LINK here)