As for my youngest… she’s 2. She plays dolls that eat like this: “Num num num BURP hehehe”. She’s all class. She also copies everything her big brother does. So no stars there either.
So I guess I have to make the star things for me. What a shame, right? So here is my latest paper pieced offering – diamond stars. Because they are like a diamond in the sky. Or something meaningful like that.
I drew up this design to have it set on point. If I made the design in a normal square, there’d be a seam in the middle of the points and I wanted to avoid that. Plus I like on-point quilts. Even if I haven’t made too many of them.
Imagine this picture but with sashing and pretty cornerstones. This is what I had in mind when I drew it up:
But I haven’t settled on purple and blue now. I decided to go with a “favourite things” theme. I.e. I’m using some of my fave fabrics for the centre of the stars, outlined in matching solids.
A bit of Good Fortune by Kate Spain
Some Wrenly by Valori Wells
And a bit of Terrain by Kate Spain. Again.
So now I’m having a dilemma. Do I continue making stars in these lovely cool colours? (Though I may have to buy more fab purple prints as they are lacking in my stash). Or do I make a rainbow of stars using all my favourite prints? Oh the dilemma!
While we’re talking purple, here’s Marieka’s version of the star, in Terrain prints. She was kind enough to test the pattern for me. Gorgeous isn’t it? Look how beautifully the swirly frond bits match up on the outside of her star! Impressive!
So now it’s been tested, I’m sharing this pattern on my blog as a freebie. Though I would love to see if you make it! You can find the pattern here.
Make sure you pop back here on Wednesday too! We’re kicking off the Practically Paper Piecing Blog Hop!
As extra incentive, I’ll be offering a little charm pack for a giveaway – you wouldn’t want to miss out on the chance to win fabric plus get great paper piecing ideas would you?! Thought not! See you on Wednesday! Make sure you wear your lucky pants!