Challenge #4 is 'Wish Upon a Star' - rules were:
- Your project must include at least one star. It can be a traditional star block, an appliquéd star, a star in the embellishments or quilting…..Use your imagination. More stars are fine, but there must be at least one.
- Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these requirements: Include patchwork - Include appliqué - Have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.
Another challenge was working with ORANGE - not my favorite color, but I wanted to pull the colors from that little bit of fabric as well as challenge myself to use just scraps. It also has a metalic to it so I wanted to add a little more metalic fabric into the piece - I don't have a lot of that. This is the StarFlower quilt block. I love scraps, so had lots of w/w, beige, lites 2" squares in my scrap barrel to make the center. The leaves are a teal metalic fabric - just enough to squeek two and have enough for binding. Rick-Rack and buttons and floss - have lots of that to play with.
I had just enough of the orange to piece up the borders as well as fit the inspirational StarFlower fabric into a border. Framed up with the rest of the metalic teal fabric for binding. My 'Wish Upon a Star' is a starflower 15.5" x 17" wallhanging that will help me wish for Spring to please come!
And just enough of this Lori Holt 'Happy Cottage' pretty daisy flower print for the back - daisies always remind me of lots of little stars floating in the night sky. And two 3.5" scrap squares folded and inset into the corners for a dowel hanger. Yes, the batting - 80-20 cotton/poly batt - was two pieces fused together to make just enough! This is my monthly Christmas project for CTTY.
I'm enjoying these Project Quilting Challenges with PersimonDreams - purhaps you'd like to challenge yourself.
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**linking up with Lily Patch Quilts - Christmas Thru The Year