I had no idea how popular Angela's Starry Eyed pattern was until I blogged about my project. There are many Starry Eyed quilts done and many many more on your To Do Lists. I'm in good company. Most folks, like me, are going with Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater for their quilts but some folks have used different fabric, I've not seen any pictures, just heard tell, I would love to see some Starry Eyed quilts in other fabrics. I think this is one of those patterns, like Swoon, that will look good using any fabric.
Angela of Fussy Cut has asked folks who make a quilt using her pattern to send her a picture. Maybe she'll create a Starry Eyed Flickr Account so we all can see.
So here's my progress . .
Star blocks, all done.
4 patch blocks nearly done.
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Several folks ask for my cutting directions to make the blocks bigger, since this is a free pattern I'm happy to pass the information along.
In the original pattern the star blocks squares are 4 1/2 inches, I made mine 5 inches. For the star points I cut my blocks 5 1/2 inches and cut once diagonally. For the patches, the pattern calls for 2 1/2 inch blocks/strips, mine are 2 3/4 inches. Just a half inch here and there and you get a block that finishes at 18 inches instead of 16.
Since I'm making my blocks bigger plus making more blocks you pretty much use an entire fat quarter bundle of fabric and you need almost 4 yards of background fabric to get a quilt that finishes at 90 x 90.
I had a great week last week, the Christmas decorations are all down ( don't get that confused with packed up!) and I got to spend some time in my sewing room. I'm a girl who likes a schedule, it sure felt great to get back into my normal routine.