Star Sampler

TFQ and I decided we wanted to work on a project together. We will each do our own quilts, but we will do the same pattern.

We thought about Bonnie Hunter’s mystery challenge Easy Street, but decided to do our own project. We will be working on a star sampler along the lines of Oh My Stars. The whole idea is to be able to chat about some project together.

One fun thing we found is that boards on Pinterest can be shared! Who knew? That was fun. I probably could have done that forever, but TFQ moved me along.

Star Sampler Fabrics -first batch
Star Sampler Fabrics -first batch

At the moment, we are both gathering fabrics. I think TFQ is farther ahead than I am on that front, but I am excited about the fabrics I have picked so far.

Of course, I have a Philip Jacobs fabric. This fabric pulled my color scheme together, sort of. I saw the non-PJ fabrics laying on top of the PJ fabrics and thought they would work together. The solids are from the Chicopee line and the dots are just….dots.

I need more fabrics; I want the piece to be scrappy, but a controlled kind of scrappy. I just haven’t taken the time to look yet. I think I need another purple or violet as well. I know I want a lot more fabrics.

One big problem, for me, is the background. We need about 4.5 yards for the background and I don’t have that much of any fabric. I am not sure what look I want for the background. I thought about one of the dots that I have with a white background. Some of the fabrics I have may be a possibility, but I have to look–I have to make visual decisions visually.

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

6 thoughts on “Star Sampler”

  1. Ha! I am nowhere NEAR having my fabric chosen. For this project I feel the need to get the background fabric decision made first and I’m still noodling on that.

      1. Yep, I like those leaves, too. I bought some before I did the great fabric re-organization that made me realize that I have to stop buying prints with white backgrounds.

        I am leaning towards red for my background. I found a print that I like in a Hawthorne Threads scrap pack (Riley Blake “Hoo’s in the Forest” mini dot) and now I am hunting down yardage, because of course, it is from last year and hardly to be found anywhere!

          1. Yep, that looks like it. I’ll bring my sample piece with me this weekend and we can compare. Wheee!!!!! I found 3.5 yds at an Etsy shop so I’m getting close.

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