Monday, February 13, 2012

Wonky Stars

I'm working on a scrap project for the Scrap Attack Challenge.  I'm making more wonky stars.  They are a great thing to do with little scraps.  So far I have 67 stars worth, which is 335 blocks that are 2.5 on a side.  I can't even really see dent in the scrap bins, which is disheartening.  I have no idea how to know when I'm done.  Should I do one of every fabric in the bins, until I really have done them all?  That's what I've been doing so far.  I'm not cutting yardage for this project, so there are many, many fabrics in the stash that won't be in this quilt and there are some scraps that I don't have enough of to make a star, so they won't be included either.  This is one of those times I wish I had a design wall.  I have no photos to show you because the all the pieces of each star are safety pined together and as much as I love you guys, I'm not spreading them out on the floor for a picture.

I just cut up another half yard of white to use as the background for the stars.  I've finished the neutral bin and the pink bin and am half way through the blue/green/purple bin.  I've done a few from the warm bin, but that will be a big job too.  As I'm sorting through the scraps I'm trying to put the same fabric pieces back together and I'm trying to be realistic about what I will use and what I won't.  If it isn't more than an inch wide I'm putting it in a box to give to Baby Girl's preschool.  If I don't like it, I'm putting in the preschool box.  If there isn't even enough for one wonky star and I know that's the last of that fabric, I'm putting it in the preschool box.  Did I mention I've hardly even made a dent in the scrap bins?

Just so this isn't a picture less post, here is the Christmas scrap wonky star pillow.

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