196 blocks made and in groups of 4 ready to sew into larger star blocks. Some are cut out but not sewn. I had a final tally up yesterday which was a snow day and I need to cut out 21 more to get to the final number of 252.
The last few were the hardest to cut. I was running out of fabric scraps and I didn't want pattern repeats in each block so rather than batch cutting out the last 20 I selected carefully to ensure the colours and patterns would be spread out evenly: quilt sudoku if you like.
Next I started to sew them together. I knew they were not massively accurate but the overall effect would be a riot of colour which is the look I am aiming for. I am going to add buttons to the quilt in the centre of each star to help me quilt it together.
I did think about having this one professionally quilted on a long arm quilting machine but I wanted to use our existing IKEA quilt as a base to save money and not waste materials. I thought a company might sniff at bodging a quilt to a topper on their expensive machine so I have decided to fathom out a method myself. It is what makes my craft mojo happy.
A couple of snow days was just what I needed to get on top of this. I am ready in earnest to start making the 4 patch blocks. Whoop!
Thanks for checking in. Stay safe and warm. Jo xxx