Finally seeing stars! This week's assignment for the Star Surround Quilt-A-Long at Happy Quilting was to sew up the center star blocks. After reading the tutorial, I was very anxious to begin piecing so I could start to see the quilt come together. I am just so pleased with the way it is looking.
If you are following along with others, you might notice that I have decided to make my entire quilt very scrappy. It is a bit of a nightmare to keep track of but I had so many great fabrics I wanted to include in the quilt. I don't often make quilts for myself so I don't mind putting in the extra work.
I have also challenged myself on this quilt by using a number of directional prints. Last week's assignment was to make some flying geese but after some test blocks, I decided to break them up into HSTs so I could create the pattern I wanted with the direction of the prints. Yes...that meant I spent another week marking, sewing, cutting, trimming more tiny HSTs. (sigh!)
But I think in the end, it will be worth it.
In case you haven't seen Melissa's sample, here it is. I have definitely gone to the darker side!
On another note, I did mention in a previous post that I was going to sponsor a giveaway when I reached 100 followers on Bloglovin' and Facebook. Well guess what...look for the giveaway to start this Sunday!
And as a wonderful coincidence, Julie at 627Handworks is hosting 6 weeks of giveaways, so the timing is perfect to join in on the fun! Not only will I be having a giveaway, there will be others linking up with giveaways of their own. It will be one big party! Be sure and put it on your calendar so you don't miss a chance at any of the goodies!