I can't seem to stop making these little six inch Sawtooth Star blocks. Help! I need an intervention.
A couple of years ago, a friend was clearing out her stash cupboard and sent me a few charm packs from Primitive Gatherings. I had attended a quilt show and picked up a couple on my own at the Primitive Gatherings booth, so with this windfall from my friend, I had a great selection of reproduction charm squares for this sew along project, hosted by Barbara Brackman. Her blog post this week featured Prussian Blues, and was so interesting. If you participate in her sew along, or even just check out her blog every Wednesday, you will learn something for sure.
The part of this project that is such fun is picking out the fabric pairings. You can do just two colors (a dark and a light), or put a third color in the center square. Get creative and do some with dark backgrounds or an additional color for the corner squares.
I have my block pairings organized in this three section plastic dish, and it seems to be working great. I did quite a bit of cutting and then sat down and sewed while watching all the old episodes of my favorite tv show. Can you see what it is?
And I finished 22 star blocks! Isn't that renegade one with the dark brown background fun? I can see I need more Poison Greens and Cheddars. I am always so heavy on the reds and browns, my favorites.
Eva is quite provoked that I took down the pink Kaffe Fasett Flowering Snowball blocks from the small design wall, so I will have to put them back I guess. I have five projects in the works right now: the border on Rhubarb Whirl, Scrappy Trip, Flowering Snowballs, Orange Peel, and now these stars. This may be the Year of Ongoing Projects! I do love juggling projects---I never get bored. I know that would drive some of you crazy. If you are a "start it and finish it before moving on" person I hope my blog posts on all these projects going on at once won't make you twitchy. What kind of quilter are you? One at a time or a juggler like me?