Here’s my plan for some of the vintage stars. Pieces are just stuck on the design wall so some places look a little wobbly 🙂 I’m going to try to do something more artsy with the other stars (a few comments from the first post mentioned lace…). I looked at a lot of reproduction fabrics but decided I needed something which would not compete with all the lovely old prints. I originally bought two joiner fabrics from my LQS but soon realized I needed another because I wanted to alternate touching colors. Then I saw a couple of feedsack small prints online and decided to throw them in too. I have a total of 5 joiner fabrics and will use them as half triangles to fill the edges.
As I’ve been arranging, I have noticed several diamonds that need trimming. When Alta Hendricks did these stars, there were no rotary cutters and the lighting probably wasn’t so good either. I’m going to try to trim carefully. It must be done because little inconsistencies multiply as you start sewing pieces together. I dread trimming something which is already pieced but I’m excited to get started so I’ll just take a deep breath and get going–tonight!