Remember this project? Of course you don't, I hardly remember this project!! The last time I blogged about my Virginia's Star Quilt was February 14th!! (here)
So to refresh your memory, Virginia's Star Quilt is a pattern by Lori Smith for From my heart to your hands Quilt Designs. It's a great pattern that provides detailed instructions for making this quilt in several different sizes.
I got my center star blocks all done then decided I wanted to change the border.
So I added this checkerboard/9 patch border, but ran out of fabric. That's the last time you heard about this quilt.
Luckily for me, a friend had this exact kit at her house and offered her border fabric to me so I could finish my quilt.
So I finished up that black and tan border, stood back and looked at my quilt and thought, "oh no, that's not good." I thought the black and tan blocks overpowered the star blocks, to the point where you didn't really notice the star blocks at all. What a disappointment!
So at this point I'm trying to decide what to do, go back to the border that was with the pattern (maybe that Lori Smith knew best!) or go ahead and add the final border of scrappy half square triangles and hope it all worked out in the end.
I decided to stick with my plan and add the outer border to that black and tan inner border.
And miracle of miracles, somehow those scrappy half square triangles evened things out, somehow they toned down those black and tan squares. What a relief!
This is Lifetime Quilt Number Seventy,
finished at 54" x 66"
and has approximately 1,436 pieces.
I had a few scraps setting on my sewing table when I was all done and thought maybe I could use them for something.
And came up with this little mug rug, it finished at 6" x 6".
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