A couple of months ago a friend, Marilyn, gave me these. I think there might be almost a quarter of the stars and larger sashing pieces required. Honestly I did resist, but she said if nobody wanted them she would throw them out, so at the second asking I said yes I would have her unwanted and unloved Orca Bay pieces. Marilyn decided this quilt just wasn’t for her so aren’t I a lucky girl?
After several fabric shopping expeditions to locate some black with white, white with black, some reds and some of the same blue fabrics and a few others, I have started sewing. You will note Marilyn decided to reverse the colourway and I’m happy with that.
I’ve been sewing away madly like a patchworkmaniac, lol and can’t resist the lure of this quilt design. Every spare moment I seem to be sitting at my machine or cutting or trimming something, I don’t have any of the fancy rulers so it is probably taking me a little bit longer. I have decided to run with a 7 x 9 block design and have about half of these red units completed for the sashing intersections.
I’ve made dozens and dozens of these half square triangles for the other sashing units which still have to be stitched and I have almost finished the border units as well.
I’ve made many, many star blocks
I’ve started playing around with the layout, it helps keep me inspired to continue with this extremely time consuming project! It looks really good, in fact I’m loving it.
Now back to the machine!! lol