Tumbling stars–more process

Now that the decision was made about my connector star fabric, I could begin to design the 17 main stars.  I tried to mix lights, mediums and darks and even though I used a fabric twice, I tried not to use the same color combo.  I went ahead and stitched these hexagon stars together to form the main skeleton of the quilt.  Then I started arranging sets of 6 tumbling blocks around each block.  That’s when the “fun” really began!   I guess you figured out my design WALL was full (brown star border dilemma) so I had to use the design floor.  I’m currently joining the first two columns.  Photo real soon.

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About quiltfever

I retired in 2004 and have never missed the 8-5 grind even for a minute. Now I spend my time reading, traveling, quilting and trying to learn new things like Spanish and blogging.
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5 Responses to Tumbling stars–more process

  1. Is this one slated for QuiltFest 2011?? Thinking about borders?? That part always throws me for a loop – it can make or break the quilt and as you know I agonize over it – have you started agonizing??

  2. Lisa Mason says:

    Oh those stars look delicious! I can’t wait to see more pictures. Keep sewing girl!

  3. Gorgeous, stunning colors–I love the fabric you’ve chosen. I agree with CMS in the first comment above–Quilt Fest bound? I shall eagerly watch for new photos!

  4. Didn’t you know that all the “best” quilters use a design floor. It must be true because you do, and I do, so that makes a trend, right??!! This quilt is sure to be a beautiful winner.

  5. debmoyes says:

    Design floor!!! Love it! I have a very large studio, but I often need to use the floor. As my DH says I fill up any available flat space (tabletops!) quickly. The stars look great.

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