I’ve been waiting and waiting for one final piece of fabric to arrive so I could get started on my next quilt. Finally, it arrived yesterday and I started cutting. And tonight I sewed the beginnings of the first blocks together.
These stars will all be made from an eclectic mix of Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics and a spotted batik background that I bought several years ago and have been hoarding ever since. I just LOVE the way these first four stars are looking and I love all that riot of color with the simple but powerful background. I think this is going to be a really fun quilt.
The quilt will be made with 20 large blocks. I’m using ten different KFC fabrics for the stars. Here’s the star centers divided out with the points for each.
Each of the star blocks will be bordered by large rectangles of the same selection of KFC fabrics. It should have a somewhat scrappy and random feel when it’s all done.
As I had a few days to think about this quilt before the last needed fabric arrived I thought about doing each star entirely from the same fabric. After I tried out some different combos, I decided that a mixed approach was more visually interesting.
I was talking to a friend earlier tonight as I finished up all the fabric cutting and I told her how much I love the process of preparing fabrics for a quilt. I find the pressing, trimming and cutting all very relaxing and satisfying. it’s the first time I really have my hands all over the fabrics and see them in all their glory.
This is all the fabric for this quilt top cut and ready to start sewing.
As of now I have no fabric orders that I’m expecting to arrive in the mail. It feels a little odd.