Tuesday, May 21, 2019

WHEN WILL I HAVE ENOUGH?



                   My stack of Stars just keeps growing.  When will I have enough?  Ain't no telling!



Here is all 54 of them!


A while back in January when the Island Batik Ambassadors got the Accuquilt Go 8" Cube, I started using the triangle die to cut up scraps from the projects I was working on at the time.

Yes, it does take more time to do this but, eventually, 

I got this!!

 

                                                                       Pretty full

It took me a while to sort through them to have light background fabrics and just the regular colored fabrics.  Then counting them all out, eight each....sometimes I would sew nine (someone can not count).

Once that was all done I started sewing these stars in my spare time....while I was sewing the first few I got the idea to get out my  Island Batik strip scraps, sew a few together, use my 4 1/2 square from the 8" Qube set and there you have it...the center of some of the stars.  Since I was using scraps I did need a centerpiece for those that I didn't have a matching center for.

I also had various blocks I had made but never used so I cut squares out of them as well.

I have to confess, I have a hard time not having everything match.  If you notice in the first picture the right hand side, the top right corner.  IT DOES NOT MATCH THE OTHER CORNERS, it is driving me crazy but I have to keep telling myself that THIS IS A SCRAP QUILT.

I have to tell myself this over and over.  I want them all to be like the yellow star but I have to admit that I do love the centers of the others, it is just  I HAVE THIS NEED FOR THEM ALL TO MATCH!!!!

That being said...IT is BERRY season here and it has been raining so much and now that it is not raining this gal has been sick.  I was sick last time this year with allergies and couldn't pick....this year is it a virus plus allergies...yep...NO FUN.  Right now I am on Steroids and am going ninety miles a minute... CRAZY huh?  Why am I telling you this?  These stars are all set up to sew, so sometimes even in my sickness I would sew a few here or there.  This is a great project if you just have ten minutes to spare. 

Oh...I also put a little sticky on the top so I could keep count of the stars, I got tired of counting the blocks over and over when I would add a few.

NOW IT IS RAINING AGAIN....I think we are going to float away.

6 comments:

julieQ said...

There are never enough stars...especially ones that pretty!!!

Sheryl said...

Hi Barb your stars are gorgeous,love the different coloured fabrics you have used,they make such a pretty pattern. I do hope you feel better soon,lol bet you are like the energizer bunny,lol,i know i was when i was on steroids,take care my friend xx

Gene Black said...

I don't mind the "not quite a match" corner at all.

Allergy season is bad here too. My throat is a bit sore from sinus drainage this morning.

Kathleen said...

You will have enough...someday. It is hard to let go on scrap quilts for many of us - I do like to be in control! I have some scraps I have cut up and more to do - I wonder if I fear that I will never used them the way you feel about them not matching. Time will tell.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

What’s great about the stars is that they don’t match! They are interesting and surprising! This will be a fun and beautiful scrap quilt. Love the visual interest!

Suzanne said...

I am like you...I am a matchy quilter too!