On Wednesday, while browsing online, I stumbled across this Exploding Star quilt by Sarah from Confessions of a Fabric Addict. (BTW, if you're not familiar with Sarah, check out her blog! Each spring she puts on the Hands 2 Help Charity Quilt Challenge, encouraging quilters to make and donate a quilt. It's a great event!)
|Sarah's Exploding Stars quilt. Find the tutorial here.|
I couldn't get this quilt design out of my head. I needed to make it. I browsed through my Painter's Palette Solids stash and picked out colors. So much fun to pick out all these happy, saturated brights. My only constraints were I needed to find four colors with enough fabric to cut the large stars. I had 2-1/2 yards of a light gray hanging around, so I was set for background.
I had Thursday night all to myself, so I got started, letting this quilt leapfrog all the other things I should have been doing (dishes, work, sleeping...).
I made one star block completely, and then worked on the remaining three assembly-line style, which went faster. I don't love trimming HSTs, but I do love how that pile of bright scraps looks!
I started sewing at 9:15 and finished the last star block at 12:30. I would have loved to do more, but it was time for bed. I can't wait to finish it!
Thanks, Sarah, for such a wonderful design!