I have had some fun playing with some orphan string star blocks!
I haven't had a chance to post about last week's retreat at Camp Gravatt, nor about Randy's and my trip to Charleston (which was FAB!) but I'm in a hurry, so hopefully I'll get to that tomorrow. Let me say that it was HOT HOT HOT...in the high 90's with unbearable humidity, and my poor California friend Randy was not used to that kind of Southern Oppression! (While a pic was being taken at the close of retreat she said "Hurry up! I can feel my hair frizzing as I stand here!) :cÞ
While at retreat, I was gifted with a baggie of strings and partially pieced string panels from Stephanie! She knows I love this stuff, so instead of tossing it..she brought a big bag with my name on it!
I made a couple more string stars to round out the number to 9, set them with easy asymetrical sashings, and used 4 patches made from the leftover strips from the star struck quilt as my cornerstones! I am calling this quilt "Out on a String..."
Stephanie's strip pieced panels quickly became stringy sawtooth triangles for the border...I think it turned out really cute. I'm going to use this one as a tutorial for teaching 8 pointed string stars (Yes, with set in Y seams and everything, I think they look best that way)
As to the setting, I think this would be a great setting for any blocks you've got hanging around out there! I played with this in EQ 6, and I really like it. I've got some swap blocks I also hope to set this way. The sashings just go on two sides of the block, and then you can twist and turn them any way you want...
I'm off to my choir director's wedding! I got my hair highlighted and trimmed yesterday...felt good to have some "pamper me" time. And get this...the dress I am wearing is gorgeous and came from the $1.00 a pound bin at the good will clearance center! I kid you not!....The shoes came from Burlington Coat Factory, and were NOT as cheap :c|
Will report back later! Have a super weekend everyone...