I just realized that I never shared my quilt, Stardust, with you. That's a little funny because it is the quilt on the cover of Every Last Piece!
I started making the little two inch stars in this quilt back in 2011. The first little star was so cute, I had to make another, and another, and another.
I was still having fun making little stars all through 2012. I cut the star point pieces in groups of eight and cut stacks of the background pieces. The star centers were cut from fabrics in my scrap basket. My daughter enjoyed matching the solid star point fabrics with the center squares. I had a featherweight set up in the sewing room that was always ready for sewing stars. I could easily work on them in small batches whenever I had a few minutes.
In the spring of 2013, I started building the nine patch blocks. I continued working on this quilt at the same time I was making other quilts.
The quilt was finished in April of 2014.
The quilting is an all over freeform flower and swirl design.
I would never have made this quilt if I had read the directions first. "Cut 3,742 one inch squares from solid scraps." Nope, that never would have happened. By cutting a few at a time and working in small batches, I kept the process fun.
Finished quilt - 87'' by 99''
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