Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Scrappy Stars for Hands 2 Help

Are you making a quilt or two for the Hands 2 Help effort this year?  Click on the icon to the right to learn more about the program.  

I'm making a Scrappy Stars quilt designed by Sarah who blogs at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and is running the Hands 2 Help event.  In January, she hosted Stunning Stars Quilt Along.  Scrappy Stars was the first quilt she shared.  Complete directions can be found here.  I fell in love with her quilt and the quilts that she said inspired her. I decided to make mine bigger to fit the requirements of the charity where I'll be sending my quilts.  You can see all the Stunning Stars quilts under "Tutorials" on her web page. (And, there's a bonus because all of last year's Nifty Nine Patch designs are also listed there.)

I designed my quilt in EQ7 just to figure out how big I was going to make it and where I was going to put the stars.  I decided to wipe out work with my blues, turquoise and blue green fabrics.  And, maybe I should confess to the wipe out part as I'm running low on them.  I've gone through my scraps and fat quarter collections and cut a bunch. I will have to cut into my yardage considering how many blocks I need. (425!) I hope to raid Jenny's and Sharon's stashes this week when I'm up visiting.  


Here's the beginning of my cutting. (I am using the basic die that came with my Accuquilt Go. The squares are 4 1/2" unfinished.)  The navy blue will be the stars.
Are you wondering how I am keeping all those squares straight?  I'm recording all of them as they are put into my plastic bin.  
At the time this picture was taken I had 125 squares cut. (I may tweak the size of the quilt once I start making it.)  My plan is to take this as a kit to the mid-May retreat Sharon and I are going to.  

I'm linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict and MidWeek Makers over at Quilt Fabrications when it is posted. Stop by these linky parties to take a peek at what folks are working on now.

That's it for me. 

Happy Quilting All! Bonnie  


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4 comments:

  1. Yes, I am joining Hands 2 Help again this year. Looking forward to seeing your blue turquoise and green quilt.

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  2. That pattern looks like a good scrap buster! Thanks for the links. The Charming Star block link is broken. Are the star points made with 2.5 inch squares or larger?

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  3. That's going to be a beautiful quilt. Since I'm still working on graduation quilts for another few weeks, I'm probably not going to be sewing along for Hands 2 Help this year. Maybe next year.

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  4. Oh! blues, turquoise and blue green is one of my very favorite combinations. This will be so pretty! I love your fabric!

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