That is what I have decided to do with the quilt I am making for my nephew's birthday. He is interested in antiques and likes greens, blues, purples. He is not into hip and modern. Last week I introduced the quilt that I am making for him. I started with 35 strips for my 16 piece block. It wasn't enough, so I keep cutting and sewing until I had 36 blocks. I decided to reduce the size of the quilt from the book. It appears to have been designed to tuck around the pillows and I doubt this will be used on the bed, but rather tossed on the back of the sofa, ready to wrap up in on a chilly afternoon or evening.
|Work in progress.|
|Looks more like crosses than stars to me.|
When I started to piece the sashes I felt the points of the stars where rather small. The pattern said to use a 1 3/4 inch square. I wondered if a 2 inch would have worked better?
|Still does not look much like a star to me.|
As of now I have three rows completed. There are six rows and sashes around the quilt. This is going together fairly easy and I think it was have a old fashion look to go with the family antiques my nephew enjoys.
|Here are the first three rows on my "design floor" in my basement sewing area.|