Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sibling stars and ugly fabric

Today I tackled part 2 of the Pieceful Quilter's Quilt-Along - four "sibling stars." Shannon calls them that since there are two in each block.

I decided to try to use some of my "ugly" fabric - and yes, I know " ugly" is in the eye of the beholder. But my tastes have changed over the 5 years I've been sewing, and there are fabrics in my stash I just can't bear to use, and can't bear to throw out. So I tried to use some of them today. 

After making two blocks, I sat back and said, "Even the blocks are ugly now."  The rectangles not only clashed with the stars, they made the stars ugly. I decided to replace the rectangles with fabric that either matched one of the stars or matched the rest of the background - it depended on how much of it I had left.

Here are two "before and afters:"




Here are the other two blocks for this part:


Rebeckah Austin said...

I like :)

Merikay said...

like the one with the red star. The symplicity of the colors works.

Just found your other blogs. I was wanting totellyou the idea of using the Fiber One in thebread crums sounds like it will work for me.