My collection of big star blocks from the
Wisconsin kit is growing. I love the rich warm colors that were chosen for this project. Sometimes I enjoy simpler projects like this one where the blocks are large and someone else has done the work of selecting the fabrics. These projects are relaxing and perfect for retreats or group sewing events where there will be a lot of distracting chatter. Having said that, more and more often I find greater satisfaction in making projects that are challenging and not exact duplicates of someone else’s creativity. Since January I have been trying to clear out some of the unfinished projects lurking in my sewing closet so I can start something new without feeling guilty.
I will have to pause on these star blocks for a while and refocus on this month’s blocks for my Civil War Chronicles quilt BOM. April is usually filled with family visits and celebrations, and I must be more deliberate in how I budget the time I have to sew.
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