Well it took awhile but was worth every minute. This project reminded me of an old quilt saying, "quilts take a long time, when you don't work on them". That was definitely the case for this project.
I made this basketweave star block in 2016 using some Sundrops honeybuns. I liked the block but was not in the mood to make more blocks so I threw everything in a project box. Every now and then I would open the project box and mull over my options of finishing, tossing, or doing nothing. Doing nothing won out until this summer.
Having very little motivation to work on any project I thought, "if not now, when?"
So little by little I pieced these 12 inch blocks
And decided 16 was just the right number of blocks.
This is Lifetime Quilt Number 287
I've name it Basketweave Star
The pattern is Basketweave Star by Nydia and available here
The fabric is Sundrops by Corey Yoder/Coriander Quilts for Moda
It finished at 52" x 52"
It has approximately 1,033 pieces.
I really like that secondary star pattern created by the background fabric.
I am among the most fortunate in the coronavirus crisis, my loved ones are healthy and we are sheltering at home. But like everyone else my life has changed dramatically. I love the amount of artistry, sense of purpose, and perseverance being shared on social media by this wonderful quilting community. I look forward to the day that my creative spirit is recharged and that my sewing time is my happy time, until then thanks to all who continue to brighten our days with their creativity.