Saturday, November 5, 2016

Stars Upon Stars Update

I haven't posted anything on this block of the month since the first month because I've been too busy to sew. Then I headed off to Quilt Market and got to see Edyta Sitar's version of this quilt up close and personal! It rocked my world. I had decided to use only grey backgrounds on my sashings, but after seeing Edyta's version, I changed to just one background for all sashings. Mind you, the original quilt looks a bit different and is the one featured on the cover of the pattern. Here are some close-up photos from market:

Here's a reminder photo from month #1 with my sashing and a photo from month #1 with my new sashing. I love how the lighter outer edge really shows off the chain in the sashing! I decided to use just one fabric for all sashing background for two reasons 1) a tiny bit of calm in the chaos and 2) to simplify decision-making about which print to use!

If you guessed that I'm now going to experiment with changing the cornerstone stars, you'd be right! I'm thinking about all those glorious greys. What if I make the background grey for all the cornerstone stars? Lighter stars, keep the darker stars? I'm not sure where this is going to take me, but I know I'm going to enjoy the journey. I know I'm moving farther away from the original quilt shown below, and I'm okay with that... at least I think I am! Stay tuned.

P.S.: If you'd like to see  more Edyta Sitar patterns and fabric, head to her website Laundry Basket Quilts

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