Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Star gazing

A month ago, I came across leftover half square triangles (HST) and decided to make a few into star blocks.  Since then, I've been mulling over how to use the remaining HST and figure out a suitable layout for those star blocks. 
Of all things, a design idea popped into my head while I was canning salsa. During a canning break, I had to try my idea out.
 

Obviously, I will need to cut some background fabric to fill in the blank spaces around the star, but I think I've found a use for the remaining HST units.



I'm still playing with the idea, but I like where this is heading.  Not certain that some of those HST will stay on the quilt front, but I have no problem making new HST units and shuffling the less workable ones to the back, if I need to. 


Looks like I may have a possible start for a baby quilt!  Perfect timing too, as a lovely young couple we know from work, are expecting their first child (and they're having a girl).  I'll keep "star gazing" and see if I can make a pretty quilt from these.

7 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous Katherine! You have THE best ideas! Maybe I need to can some salsa!

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  2. What a great idea, I can't wait to see where this goes. I love those stars and I think the HST will make another very interesting design.

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  3. Those blocks will make a great quilt for a little girl :) The colours are so rich - I want to dip a finger in them (especially the right block on rows 2 & 3!) :D

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  4. What a great idea! That's going to be fabulous!

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  5. ooh, love how you arranged the HSTs. It makes the stars look like they are twirling in the sky.

    Can hardly wait to see how it progresses!!

    happy canning and sewing!!

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  6. Oh NICE! Looks like a good plan!

    Just to let you know, your blog name ROCKS!

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  7. Love this idea! The extra HST give the stars so much movement and interest.

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