Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A star is born!

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Being the frugal quilter that I am, I had to decide what to do with a box of scraps.  The strips were all under two inches wide, but it seemed wasteful just to pitch them.  I decided to turn them into beautiful stars.  I used Bonnie Hunter's website for inspiration!  She does so many wonderful  things and offers so much support and ideas for quilters.  I used old telephone book pages as my foundation.  I also used Bonnie’s leader and ender method to work on these all summer long.  Once I get all the stars assembled, it will be time to applique them to the background fabric.   I love the way my first star turned out, all the scraps of fabric really make it sparkle.

5 comments:

  1. Love the string diamonds. Great fun with scraps and the phone book!

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  2. I just love this. I love Bonnie's ideas too and have her books. I really need to make this with my leftover scraps. You did such a nice job on yours!

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    1. Thanks Sue, I am not a precision piecer so this was a very enjoyable experience.

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  3. There is something so interesting about string quilts. I guess it is the variety of scraps used within a design. I saw a strippy quilt done with string squares that caught my attention on a website a couple days ago.

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    1. I just got the book Small pieces Spectacular Quilts and plan on doing the orange peel quilt on the cover next. I agree you can't ever have too many fabrics in one quilt.

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