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Scrappy Stars is Finished

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img_2805Yes!  More than a year in the making, I’m very pleased that Scrappy Stars Around the Corner is finished.  And I’m pleased with the result.  There were moments, as I pushed and pulled the #bigheavyquilt through my machine, when I was afraid that it would be a wonky, stretched-out mess.  However, the magic of the washer and dryer put everything back where it should be, and it’s not bad at all.

2015-10-01-16-55-30This carton of eggs from my farmers’ market was the inspiration for the color scheme.  I knew I would add some darks for contrast, and then I found the turquoise and gray scraps from a project, so it morphed a bit.  I originally thought of it for the master bedroom, and giving it borders, but it ended up not matching.  Then I let it sit while I tried to decide what to do about it.  I finally decided to finish it up for a gift or to donate.

img_2807The back is pieced from four gray and gold fabrics.

img_2806aThis top lay much flatter than Scrap in a Box from the previous year, so perhaps my triangle piecing improved?  However, when I went to run quilting lines through it, I discovered problems with my sashing.  Next time, I will mark centers (at least) on my sashing strips so that everything lines up better.

img_2810And it’s passed its snuggle test, so I guess all is well!

I’m linking up to Whoop Whoop Friday and Finish it up Friday.

Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

14 thoughts on “Scrappy Stars is Finished

  1. I have been admiring the colors in this one, how funny that it came from the eggs! It seems southwestern to me. It’s beautiful, congrats on the finish!

  2. Wow this is a gorgeous quilt and I love the colour inspiration!

  3. A beautiful quilt – well worth the perseverance of wrangling it through the machine – lovely quilting.

  4. This is a beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing the link to the pattern. I would love to see it in bright colors of some sort. What a great place to get color inspiration! Eggs. And, the blue definitely goes with eggs when you think of robin eggs! Great quilt all around.

  5. What a great scrap quilt! Great job getting to the finish line! Love your unique color inspiration.

  6. That is a beautiful quilt. I would never have thought the color scheme came from eggs! Your sashing looks great to me and the quilt is clearly very comfortable!

  7. Spectacular! Love the interlocking blocks.. and the scrappy with an egg color scheme. Totally Cool!

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  9. It’s really lovely. Scrappy stars are the best.

  10. It looks great Valerie. I am so glad that our club now has a longarm and I don’t have to do the big quilt wrestle on my machine at home… or pay the big bucks to get someone else to do it for me

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