I want to thank Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt for hosting this wonderful idea for a Blog Hop. Who doesn't like stars or want to be a star?
I've made a lot of star blocks and star quilts during my quilting years - a favorite and classic you can't go wrong with. So for the hop I thought I would work something small.
I started out playing with some scraps (my candy) for strattas and made them into sashing set with star corner stones. This became a table runner, but I sold this right after finishing with no photos of the completed piece.
Then I had to present a program at my quilt guild's meeting on making journal/book covers. I decided I would use one of my demo pieces for the Star Hop. I have a granddaughter who is quite the shining star. Actually all my props were to make final pieces for my grands.
There are a lot of tutorials and U-Tubes for making these and very easy to do. You just need the size journal/book and selection of fabrics (great for scraps) and you are off. I chose to use the basic Composition Book as my grands like to write and draw in these. These are for my grandsons - one who is in to computer coding/design right now and the other hiking mixed with bird watching. His favorite bird is the cardinal and how great I had just the right scraps for these.
They really look like a table runner with the initial unit finished. I used up my scraps from a collection of Coton & Steel from my 30 Blocks in 30 Days quilt. Hannah loves all things princess, but I didn't have anything like that in my stash/scraps. So I hope she likes the ponies and pastels.
I'll tuck some extra items to go with each notebook and I hope my shining stars enjoy their journals during summer vacation.
Please be sure to visit all of today's Stars
I have a give away for all you shining stars. Two scissor fobs: one with a kitty and scissor/thread charm and the other with heart and spools block charm. I will pull two winners on May 26. Be sure I can contact you and I will ship out of state.