Friday, September 28, 2018
Just Don't Think
This week I finished sewing my enlarged variation of Kim Diehl's Barn Stars, made with autumn tones for a grandbaby coming in November. They will finish at 12". (Kim's finish at about 4".)
I love everything about these stars. I hope baby's mom will love them, too. (It won't matter so much about baby because he will be too little to notice till he's a little older.)
All along I thought I would use rich autumn colors for the sashing between the blocks, but when I laid them out with using several fabrics in several colors between blocks I wasn't happy with them. So unhappy that I didn't take any photos. (Probably a bad idea since photos often reveal to me what my eyes don't see in real life.)
For this monthly goal finish photo I scooted them close together and suddenly I had a different idea about possibilities. What if I added on-point triangles in the light squares where the blocks meet to repeat the stars' centers? Like this, on the left...
...and this, below? Using all the same fabric? In light, medium, bright, or dark? Or repeating the fabrics of the stars?
Then I started thinking of more possibilities. And then I told myself, "DON'T THINK! Don't think of possibilities. Just make a decision and finish this top. Grandbaby will be here in early November and you want to have a quilt ready for him, right? Just don't think!"
I'm trying to take my own advice but making quick decisions is not one of my strengths. So I'm still considering those on-point squares at the corners where the blocks join. I'm still considering sashing, possibly a light sashing to let the stars shine. I'm still considering border fabric. And backing. Can you see a newborn baby lying on a dark, medium, or bright fabric on the back of a quilt? Can you imagine a baby on a light back?
As much as I love these stars, I just need to decide and get on with it to have a finished quilt! Do you sometimes have trouble making decisions about quilts?
This was my One Monthly Goal for September. Now that it's finished I can link this post to One Monthly Goal - September Finish Link-up at Elm Street Quilts. Thank you for hosting, Patty.
I'm also linking to Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts. Thank you for hosting, Myra.