A challenging challenge….


In our guild, we have two challenges each year with the first being due at the June meeting.   The upcoming challenge is to use the following shape in a quilt….

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Look easy doesn’t it!!!!  

When I thought that we were going to be in Nepal, I had planned to make something very small and English Paper Piece it while we were traveling and trekking.  Since our plans changed I have been trying to come up with another idea and it hasn’t been easy!!!

I was originally trying to make something to go on the wall over our bed in the Spring and Summer when this bedspread is in use…..


….but I just couldn’t wrap my mind around what to do.

I decided to make a test block so spent a lot of time trying to draft something that was a bit different and came up with this idea…..


Although I like the design, I am not sure where it would go from here and also, it became less accurate as I added more rounds to it.

Then I decided to try making a basic star using strip pieced sets.  This was the result…..


I liked this idea better but was still unsure of how I could make it into what I was envisioning.

Then I decided that any wallhanging to go with the bedspread would need to be pretty plain or it would clash with the bedspread fabric design.   So, I moved to thinking about using the bedspread that we use in Autumn and Winter.   The colors are more earth toned  (here is the pillow sham)…..


So today I spent a couple of hours making stars in various sizes…..


So far I like the concept although you may ask how I am going to get all of these different sizes of stars to fit together….a good question and one that I have NO answer to…..we will all have to be surprised together!!!

But at least I am sewing and creating again…..