Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Stardust In My Eyes...and on My Design Wall

This is my latest scrap buster. I had made quite a few of the pieced units heretofore, and was eager to put a few rows together. This is how much I assembled last night...


The colored squares are 4" finished. The cream squares in the star centers are 2" finished. This is using up bits and pieces of some-nearly-and-some-now-gone-from-my-stash fabrics. Such a simple pattern, but so beautiful. I've made and sold some tops made from this pattern. I don't know if this one will end up living here or not.

Here is my accomplishment as of a few minutes ago. I think I'll make it twice this big, so I'm halfway there. It measures 34-1/2" by 71" now. If I double this, it will be 69" x 71". Hmmm...That's nearly square, and that won't work. Have to give that some more thought later.


Here is a close up of the top so far. I am using my favorite Thimbleberries cream for all the stars. It has a toile-like appearance. It keeps the quilt from being too scrappy.


Anything goes in this scrappy quilt! The pattern is called Stardust. I have many more pieces already cut for it and have determined about how many more I need. It's time to start couting to see how many more need to be cut. I never tire of scrap quilts.

Good night,

~Joan

4 comments:

momtofatdogs said...

Oh! that's a favorite of mine too! Imade one for my sister, for Christmas, several years ago & I made a huge queen size one for ME 2 years ago. Mine is mostly Thimbleberries, but some Civil War Repro's too. I love that pattern. So easy & so gratifying...

It looks beautiful. But then, everything you sew is!

Sam

Elaine Adair said...

This is sure a keeper! Very pretty and looks like a good stash user!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Once again I'm reminded of that famous line in the movie Beauty and the Beast. . ."if women start reading, then they'll be thinking, and pretty soon start getting ideas!" Thanks for the inspiration, I really love it and now I'll have to make one too.

NanaKaren said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I love using scraps...not only is it colorful and beautiful but thrifty.