Do you remember my half-square triangles leftover from my September blocks for do. Good Stitches? They have been on my my design wall since then. Once in a while I would stop to move them around and see what I could do. This week I settled on a design. It’s been a while a want to do a star quilt. I’ve been feeling like trying it since I’ve started noticing them on Flickr and on the different blogs I follow. I particularly like this one by Katie from Sew Katie Did. I didn’t have enough HST to make something like this. But, I came up with this design by combining both sizes of HST. I’m calling it the bursting star.
With the HST leftovers from the two Hug & Kisses blocks, I made the following blocks.
I had to add 4 HST for the center of the central star, 8 white squares and 4 colored squares all the size of the smaller HST. Then, I bring all outer blocks to the same size as the central star (9″) block and assemble them to make one large block (about 25″ x 25″).
I’m planning to make a little baby quilt out of it. I want to bring it to a 36″ x 36″ by adding a large border using Kona cotton in Coal. I started cutting those today as well as the fabric for the back panel. I still have no idea how I will quilt it however. Any suggestions?