Thursday, 7 February 2013

The Stars are Expanding

So the good news is, my new fabric arrived in a timely fashion, so I was able to carry on with building up the stars.  If you missed my post on Monday, this is where I was up to.



And now the stars are expanding.



I am glad I went with the red for the outer most star, I think it gives it cohesion and adds some much needed brightness to a rather muted pallet of colours.  It was worth the wait for the postman.



It's nearly big enough now to be a baby quilt.  But I think it needs a border, as I wouldn't want my binding to eat into the delicate points of the star.  I have been auctioning fabrics for the border, considering a scrappy border and also a darker version of the grey flower fabric, which I had originally planned for the back and have in great abundance.  But the dark flower fabric is just too dark. Even for the back.  And I like the scraps idea, but guess what, I just don't have enough!


So it was back to the online store for me, and I've ordered 2 more fat quarters of the cream with red circles, which will give me enough either to do the border in its entirety, or to make a scrappy border with another fat quarter of a different design that I have not yet used.  I shall go with my instincts when I have the fabrics in front of me.  

More waiting for the postman :-(  Perhaps I should open up a fabric shop in Jersey...that would avoid this problem altogether!  

Sarah x






6 comments:

  1. Glad you didn't have to wait too long! Can't wait to see the blocks together. :-)

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  2. Looking gorgeous.
    I definitely think red was the perfect choice for the outer layer.

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  3. I love the way this is now. It works so well and there is a balance to the colours.

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  4. Its looking lovely, can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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  5. I think you know by now how much I love these fabrics and what you're doing with them! :)

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