I have already posted a current state photo of my tumbling stars. But as I was looking through that photo folder, I thought I should show some earlier thought processes.
With the jumble of color I had already thrown into the mix, I needed a connecting fabric to tie it all together. Here were the first two attempts with fabric I already owned. It was OK that these did not work as I didn’t have enough of either to cut all the connecting stars. While I was mulling things over I also threw out the print in the bottom star on the right. The pattern repeat was too large to make a pleasing 6-point star. I consulted with my friend Carol about the connecting fabric and her suggestion was to try something lighter or darker. We decided this Tea for Two by Yuko Hasegawa (RJR Fabrics) was a keeper, especially since the quilt design was inspired by Japanese quilter Reiko Washizawa.