The Scrappy Star Block (click here for Jennie's tutorial), is such a fun design for using whimsical low volume fabrics for the background and happy colours for the stars! I received two blocks from nine rainbow quilt bee participants and I decided I wanted to make a quilt with 25 blocks, so I enjoyed sewing up the remaining blocks needed to finish.
I kept track of the star colours made by the ladies in the quilt bee, so that I could fill in any colours that were short.
These are the final four blocks I needed to make my quilt and I love that I was able to use so many playful prints from my stash in each of them.
My plans for the quilt layout stalled as I tried to figure out sashing and border fabric choices. I had ideas of sewing mini stars into the sashing or with cornerstones separating the single fabric choice for the sashing, but in the end, I went simple.
|My vintage Singer Featherweight stitched the sashing strips onto the star blocks as my first project after our move.|
Prior to our latest move, I pulled out strips from my low volume fabric scraps and did a mock layout on our bed. I ran short of time to cut and sew the selected strips to the quilt blocks, but I pinned and labelled everything for me to finish after the move.