I was looking for an easy simple project this past week. I was on vacation and wanted to do something that would be fun. No fussy small pieces or new to me techniques. So as you can likely guess, I spent most of the day surfing Pinterest, blogs and didn’t find anything I liked for quite some time. Then I remembered I’d made this star quilt many years ago:
Perfect I thought I’ll make that again (Antonio’s Star Quilt from Quiltmaker Sept/Oct 2000 by Caroline Reardon).
I was in a cheerful mood so I decided on bright crayon colours. And after much digging through the stash I found a dotty black material which I thought would be perfect with it. After some auditioning, I chose green, red, blue and yellow as my colours. I also thought I would put half square triangles in the outer border surrounding the corners and decided to add purple for these.
I started cutting and soon realised I didn’t have enough of the black dotty material or the green material to do what I wanted to do. Rather than give up, I took out the crayons and graph paper and came up with a plan. I also found a co-coordinating green material in my stash.
This is what I ended up coming up with when all was said and done.
While I liked it, I still played around with some of the blocks and came up with this other layout.
I liked this layout even better and went with it.
Comparing the original star quilt with the one I just made:
It’s looking very different from the original quilt but I’m happy with it! I’m calling it my Crayon Box Star Quilt. I found a backing for it in my stash that works with it very well. I’ve also found some batting cutoffs that will work nicely when I’m ready to quilt it!