|15 stars so far. This is addicting, and it's using up my scraps, so I have no idea how many I'll end up making.|
I set up a "star factory." I went through my boxes and trays of fabric, and made a bunch of what I'll call base sets.
Next, I cut lots and lots of multi-colored triangles from 2 1/2" squares for the star points. This allowed me to not only use up a lot of my scraps, but I was able to make a dent in a basket of squares I've acquired from a two-year-long square swap.
My next step was to create a small pile of the center squares - again, all different fabrics. I used a lot of the swap squares here. These center squares are 2 1/4" as well.
I then began assembling the stars, and was able to do a lot of chain piecing. These are semi-wonky, as I just used scissors for trimming once I started sewing.
All my squares measure from 4 1/2 to 5 1/2". Jo suggests adding strips to them to make them 6", but I'm going to hold off on that until I see what she intends to do with them. I've got plenty of strips to use - two shoeboxes full.