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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Negative space.......

I was surprised by the shape of the negative space in the center with the stars placed in 2 rows.  It won't fill evenly with star points; I think it would need equilateral triangles.  I'm planning on making more Spin blocks so I'll have more scraps to make one more star and then I can see what happens when I move the bottom 2 down and put a star in the middle.  On the other hand a table runner with stars in a straight line sounds good right now.
I finished the ditch quilting on this one last night so the next step is deciding how to trim it.

It was a beautiful day with no wind yesterday.  It was only about 50 degrees but with the sun shining and no wind it felt warmer.  I started my brush pile on the end of the driveway for the first pick up of the season on Monday.

18 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

I like your stars. They look so crisp. Getting the smaller quilt quilted is a good feeling I'm sure. Chris

Jean said...

It looks like it would hold 5 diamonds, with 4 laying on their sides and 1 standing straight on its point in the middle. Lots of Y seams though. It would be easier to use triangles. (don't you love my description of placement?)

Gene Black said...

I was thinking something simpler but similar to what Jean mentioned.
One pieced diamond in the bigger shape "bordered" with a solid to echo a solid in the diamond in the other open space.
I think it would be very eyecatching.

Mary said...

I think this would make a stunning table runner or even a wall hanging for a narrow space.

Anonymous said...





Yep! a table runner would be nice.Vera.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Stunning stars (who would guess they came from leftover cut-offs?!?)

Simple setting to let them shine sounds like a good plan!!

Lola Carr said...

I like the idea of the stars in a row, making a tablerunner...but I can see that playing with the shapes, adding the "math" might be more intriguing (for those of us who like math, that is)....:(

Looks like it'll be a beautiful day today here! I need to get out and start the arduous task of raking leaves.

Plum Cox said...

Fabulous stars! It depends how many you want to make, but if you 'slipped' one column down half a place, I think that you'd get a hexagon in the negative space, wouldn't you?
Bet you have fun trying whatever layouts you think of!

A Nudge said...

Wonderful stars! I see an elongated hexagon in that negative space. Making your own paper template to sew into that space seems the easiest solution to me, just mho. But then I see hexies everywhere. I invite you to link to HExie Weekend (closes Monday, midnight) to share your lovely diamonds.

suemac said...

Love your stars. So colorful.

Connie Pomering said...

Wow...what fun. I would have foolishly tossed the cutaways.

karen k said...

Like those stars! It will be interesting to see the different layouts you do. And I think spring is finally here! Yeah! Am looking forward to opening my windows and letting some fresh air in.

Maureen Heywood said...

Goodness those stars are stunning.

Brown Family said...

I love the stars. I finished two table runner tops this weekend. I will start out Monday quilting them!

Charlotta said...

Your wonky square quilts are really growing on me - which probably isn't at all bad, as I have a pretty large basket of random wonky strips.
Now, if only I didn't already have a whole bunch of projects on my list of things to complete/to do, I could jump right into these inspirations I get from you, the minute I feel so moved!

Joan said...

You have been so busy= such beautiful colours. I am not good at picking all those colours...so admire it greatly in those that choose them :)

capitolaquilter said...

having some low volume fill that negative space would look pretty nice. good luck deciding what and how to handle that.

Kevin the Quilter said...

Whatever you do come up with these ingenious stars, I KNOW it will be wonderful......as is everything else you make!