Saturday, February 4, 2023

My Creative Week part 2 Stay at Home Round Robin with stars!


Wendy issued the challenge to add in stars this week to our SAHRR quilts in progress.  I thought of making pinwheels on sticks to look like Spring yard spinners... but that's a pinwheel block... back to the drawing board. 

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

P.Q. finish!

linking with:

SAHRR weekly party at piecefulthoughts link party

design wall Mondays at smallquiltsanddollquilts


Helen said...

Me too! Oh, how I avoid cutting into a large beautiful piece of fabric. I'm saving those for... for... umm... from not being cut! But, thank goodness for little scraps that need to be used!

PaintedThread said...

This is going to be such a cheerful piece when it's done.

piecefulwendy said...

What fun, cute stars! Fun to see this little quilt growing and growing in all its glorious color! Now off to read about your PQ block!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats on finding a way to make some super cute spinning stars, LeeAnna!!

Kathleen said...

I love those stars! The are similar to the ones I should be making as I type off I go!

Sara said...

Those are just the cutest little stars!! Great choice!

Laura K said...

I love that green fabric and can understand how hard it was to decide to use it. You must have a wondrous stash.

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

Your stars are beautiful, what a great pattern! This green fabric is a beauty, I totally understand you about cutting it, or not ;) Well, you were right, these little stars are shining!
Thank you for sharing, and linking up ;)

sonja said...

love those little stars! where they difficult to sew?
oh, yesterday we had a little gray bunny hopping in our yard!
wonder if he got lost after last nights thunder and rain? snuck under a fence? he looks like he/she is molting.d gave him a lettuce leaf .this morning bunners was gone?

Linda Schiffer said...

What a rush to see my book in use again!! :)

Love your stars - great composition.

:) Linda

Susie H said...

Those stars are THE BEST! Fabulous job!

Linda said...

Your whirling star blocks are adorable! They are reminiscent of friendship stars but look like more fun to make. ;)

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi LeeAnna, your quilt is looking great with those stars. Good luck with the next round!