This is what I’ve been playing with during breaks from quilting the brown stars. It’s my version of Reiko Washizawa’s Tumbling Stars from her book Classic Quilts Contemporary Style. Some of the color choices in her book are quite different from typical US tastes. That got me thinking about some odd fabrics in my stash and a plan was born. My quilty friend Carol also contributed from her huge stash.
The hexagon stars and the light connector stars are sewn together. All the other tumbling block pieces are just stuck onto my flannel design wall–some a little haphazardly since they may move again. I wish I had a fast motion video of every time I’ve moved the pieces around already. I’m sure that number is in the hundreds. When I’m sure of my final design, I will begin to sew 6 different diamonds to each connector star. That placement has to be exact and I will have to do one star at a time, checking often against the design wall. If there are any mistakes, they will have to be ripped out because they will be instantly noticeable.